Gerindra to Announce Jakarta Governor Pick on Friday

Gerindra chairman and former presidential nominee Prabowo Subianto. (Reuters Photo/Supri)

By : Hotman Siregar & Eko Prasetyo | on 9:40 AM September 23, 2016
Category : News, Jakarta, Politics, Featured

Jakarta. The chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement Party, Prabowo Subianto, said his party and the Prosperous Justice Party will likely announce their Jakarta governor and deputy governor nominees on Friday (23/09).

Prabowo met with the press who were waiting in front of his residence on leafy Jalan Kertanegara in South Jakarta on Thursday evening.

"We are paying attention to what has been happening. That will allow us to take the best decision," Prabowo said before asking the journalists to go home, as there was no more announcement to be made last night.

"Go home and rest, it's raining," Prabowo said.

Several PKS heavyweights were still seen late on Thursday night at Prabowo’s house conducting more talks with Gerindra leaders. Sandiaga Uno, Gerindra’s own nominee for Jakarta governor, was also at the house.

Unconfirmed reports said Prabowo had also met with Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who had joined forces with three other parties to name his own son Agus Yudhoyono as a governor nominee, with bureaucrat Sylviana Murni as a running mate.

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