TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Democratic Party Deputy Secretary General Putu Supadma Rudana said that democrat’s party chairman Susilo ‘SBY’ Bambang Yudhoyono was asked by Gerindra Chairman Prabowo Subianto to specifically be his mentor in the 2019 presidential election.
“Prabowo personally requested this. He asked SBY to be his mentor,” said Putu at the Senayan parliamentary complex yesterday.
He also said Prabowo mentioned that he looked up to SBY as a personal role model during the meeting yesterday. Putu suggests that SBY will be involved in strategic roles in assisting Gerindra win the 2019 election.
Putu further reasoned that SBY will not hesitate to share his experiences with Prabowo and acknowledged that both leaders are able to build a chemistry and has communicated well with each other.
“SBY is always nice with anyone, he can be really positive if asked to. I also see that Prabowo is well-mannered in communicating with SBY,” Putu testified.
Gerindra and the Democratic Party publically announced its coalition for the 2019 presidential election on Monday, July 30, after the meeting between SBY and Prabowo earlier in the day.
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