PAN Support for Jokowi or Prabowo Determined at National Meeting

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  • Chairman of the House of Representatives, Zulkifli Hasan after meeting with President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, July 18, 2017. TEMPO/Subekti.

    Chairman of the House of Representatives, Zulkifli Hasan after meeting with President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, July 18, 2017. TEMPO/Subekti.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan, said his party has not determined its support for Joko Widodo or Prabowo Subianto.

    “Wait for the National Working Meeting, on Monday and Tuesday,” he said in Jakarta, Saturday, August 4.

    Zulkifli said the meeting would discuss the 2019 legislative and presidential election. “Just wait for the results of the national working meeting,” he said.

    Previously, Jokowi’s coalition parties still opened the opportunity for PAN to join, in a meeting of the secretaries general of the coalition parties with Jokowi in Bogor on Tuesday, July 31.

    “We did not specifically discuss PAN, but in the current government configuration, the PAN minister is inside,” Secretary General of PDI-P Hasto Kristiyanto said.

    Responding to that, Zulkifli said the party’s decision would be taken through the National Working Meeting. “Yes, of course, we will hold the national work meeting on Monday in Jakarta. Later, just come,” he said.

    Chairman of the Gerindra Party Central Board, Ahmad Riza Patria, said he respected PAN that had not decided its support. “Every party has its own mechanism which must be respected,” he said.

    M ROSSENO AJI