TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Gerindra Party Deputy Chairman Fadli Zon confirmed that there was a one-on-one meeting between Gerindra Chairman Prabowo Subianto and Democratic Party Chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) on Tuesday afternoon, August 7, at SBY’s residence in Kuningan, Jakarta.
“Yes, they met, discussed the progress and I think it became more obvious,” said Fadli Zon on Tuesday night, August 7.
Fadli Zon said Prabowo already had two candidates, one of whom is the Head of Democratic Kogasma (Joint Task Force Command) Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY). “AHY’s name is definitely listed,” he said.
Prabowo’s coalition parties have not decided the vice presidential candidate but each of them wants their cadres to accompany Prabowo in the 2019 presidential election.
The National Mandate Party (PAN) wanted to propose its Chairman Zulkifli Hasan, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) insisted on proposing the Chairman of the Shuro Council of the Salim Segaf Al-Jufri party or Ustad Abdul Somad which is a recommendation from the National Movement of Fatwa Guards (GNPF) ulemas.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party claimed to have fully submitted the decision to Prabowo. The discussion of the coalition on Prabowo’s party allegedly took a long time.
Gerindra held an internal meeting to discuss the progress of the political dynamics of presidential candidacy on Tuesday night, at Prabowo’s residence at Jalan Kertanegara, Jakarta.