Prabowo Subianto, the chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), campaigns for Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswesdan and his running mate Sandiaga Uno on Sunday (05/01). (Antara/M. Agung Rajasa)
Prabowo Campaigns for Anies-Sandiaga, Hints He'll Run in 2019 Presidential Election
BY :HOTMAN SIREGAR
FEBRUARY 06, 2017
Jakarta. Prabowo Subianto, the chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, campaigned for Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswesdan and his running mate Sandiaga Uno in Jakarta on Sunday (05/01). During the event, he has also expressed his intent to run in the 2019 presidential election.
Speaking at the Banteng Field in Central Jakarta, Prabowo reiterated his support for Anies-Sandiaga who are endorsed by Gerindra and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).
Prabowo said that although Anies, former education minister, was neither a member of Gerindra nor PKS, he is capable to lead the capital city.
"It is our responsibility to provide the best leader for Jakarta," he said.
The losing presidential candidate in the 2014 poll has also hinted that he plans to run again in the 2019 election.
"If you want me to be the president in 2019, today we must focus on the victory of Anies and Sandiaga in the Jakarta poll. We must work hard this February," Prabowo said.
The event was also attended by PKS chairman Sohibul Iman and a number of lawmakers from the parties that back Anies and Sandiaga.