Tag: Mahfud MD

People on the Move

Afraid of criminal investigation for spreading hoax, vice president candidate Sandiaga Salahudin Uno, planned to file police report against Ratna Sarumpaet. Like other leaders of Prabowo-Sandiaga campaign team, without verification, Sandiaga prematurely responded Ratna’s story about the assault on Tuesday (Oct 2), calling it ‘barbarous’. 

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo might have chosen Mohammad Mahfud MD, the former chief of the Constitutional Court (MK), as his running mate. The problem is that the elites of the Nadhlatul Ulama (NU)—the largest Moslem organization in the country—and the Chairman of PKB Muhaimin “Imin” Iskandar do not seem to like the idea.

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2019 Race Dynamics

Only two days are left before the registration of president and vice president candidates closes. Polling agency Roda Tiga Konsultan (RTK) found Jokowi-Mahfud MD and Prabowo-Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono to be the likely competitors.

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Bracing for Surprise (3)

Last night (Jul 23), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo held a dinner meeting with the leaders of six political parties from his ruling coalition at the Bogor Presidential Palace. They reportedly reached an agreement on the running mate for the incumbent. Jokowi himself, through his personal Facebook account, posted the picture of the meeting and saying harmony and unity are important assets for this country. Is this Jokowi’s way of delivering a message that his coalition is solid whoever he chose as VP candidate? Who’s the chosen one?

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Bracing for Surprise (2)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has on Sunday (Jul 22) night attended the anniversary of the National Awakening Party (PKB) at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel. President Jokowi, in his speech, stated that he will announce his running mate for the 2019 presidential race within the next 1-2 weeks. Will the President surprising public with his choice of VP candidate?

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Bracing for Surprises from Jokowi

A man full of surprises, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo is now expected to surprise public with his choice of running mate for next year’s race. It is increasingly clear that the President will pick non-partisan partner, closing the door for names from political parties, including Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY), son of the sixth president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY).

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The 2019 Race: Jokowi-Mahfud?

The former chief justice of the Constitutional Court (MK) Mohammad Mahfud MD has been mentioned as a potential running mate for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. This idea is apparently rather well-received by many. The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) is the most recent one to join the supportive chorus.  PSI’s Chairwoman Grace Natalie said she supported the idea when visiting Mahfud’s office yesterday (April 5). Also present in the visit were PSI’s Secretary General Raja Juli Antoni and Deputy Secretary General Daniek Eka Rahmaningtyas.

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