Tag: Zulkifli Hasan

Signals from SBY

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), Indonesia’s sixth president and chairman of Democratic Party, talked a lot, as usual, in the past 48 hours. He talked about ‘closing the chapter with Jokowi and opening new chapter with Prabowo’ and ‘unfinished business with Megawati preventing Democratic Party to join Jokowi’s coalition’.

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Alternative Candidates

Some still believe that a presidential pair outside of the expected pair—to be formed by Prabowo Subianto and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo—can emerge and beat them in the 2019 race. Names being discussed are Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and the former Military (TNI) Commander General (ret) Gatot Nurmantyo. How realistic is such a scenario?

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The 2019 Race: Prabowo’s Moves

The Chairman of the Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto has been preparing himself ahead of the registration of the 2019 presidential/vice presidential candidates. Recently, Prabowo met with the Chairman of PAN Zulkifli Hasan. Prabowo and his team has also set in motion a public fundraising campaign.

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Reading Zulkifli Hasan’s Moves

The Chairman of PAN Zulkifli Hasan, who is also the speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), has been very busy. On Wednesday (May 30), Zulkifli met with Aburizal “Ical” Bakrie and then Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), before welcoming the visit of General (ret.) Gatot Nurmantyo and Anies Baswedan at his official residence. What is Zulkifli after?

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The 2019 Race: Gatot’s Move

Former Military (TNI) Commander General (ret) Gatot Nurmantyo still believes that he’ll eventually get a ticket to run in the 2019 presidential race. Gatot recently met with the Chairman of PAN Zulkifli Hasan, who is also the speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR).

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Land Certificate for All & The Politics

“As I strolled through rice fields, I had no idea where the property boundaries were. But the dogs knew,” this is one of the famous phrases used by economist Hernando de Soto in his book ‘The Mistery of Capital’, to explain his ideas on property rights to the Indonesian cabinet, telling story about his observation about land in Bali. Hernando met then President SBY in early November 2006 at the State Palace. He was surprised that SBY read two of his books. There is no record meeting between President Jokowi and the economist. There is also no report about whether Jokowi reading his books.

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Amien Rais and Zulkifli Hasan on the Move

The patron figure of PAN Amien Rais launched yet another spiteful criticism at President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Elsewhere, PAN Chairman (and speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly) Zulkifli Hasan, who happens to be the father-in-law of Amien Rais’ son, met with the Chairman of Golkar Party Airlangga Hartarto to discuss, among others, the 2019 race.

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The 2019 Race: New Axis Talk Continues

The Democratic Party held a meeting with PAN and PKB on Thursday (March 8) to discuss about the possibility of forming a new axis and to nominate a third pair of president and vice president candidates to challenge President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto. Will we see this axis established?

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