Minggu, 16 Desember 2018

Prabowo, Sandiaga Uno Arrive at Hospital for Health Check

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  • Former general and head of the Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto (L)  and his running mate former Jakarta vice-governor Sandiaga Uno shake hands along with coalition party heads after they registered as candidates for the 2019 presidential election at the General Election Commission in Jakarta, Indonesia  August 10,  2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    Former general and head of the Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto (L) and his running mate former Jakarta vice-governor Sandiaga Uno shake hands along with coalition party heads after they registered as candidates for the 2019 presidential election at the General Election Commission in Jakarta, Indonesia August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, vice presidential candidate Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno arrived at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital, Central Jakarta, on Monday morning for medical checkup.

    Prabowo Subianto arrived at 6:42 a.m. local time, while Sandiaga Uno at 7:05 a.m.

    They were both greeted by Arief Budiman, head of the Election Commission (KPU), upon arrival in the hospital.

    In response to the press` questions, Prabowo said he just rested at his home in Hambalang, Bogor (West Java Province), and watched television a day prior the medical exam.

    Meanwhile, Sandiaga Uno said: "Alhamdulillah (Thank God), I am fasting and Insha Allah (By God`s Willing) it will run smoothly. Please pray for us."

    On Sunday, incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his running mate, Ma`ruf Amin also underwent medical exams at the same hospital.

    Indonesia will hold simultaneous presidential and legislative elections on April 17, 2019.

    In the presidential elections next year, Prabowo Subianto-Uno pair will challenge Jokowi-Amin in a re-run of the 2014 presidential race.

    Seeking a second term, Jokowi has picked a prominent cleric as his running mate, while Subianto has chosen Uno, deputy governor of Jakarta and a young businessman.

    ANTARA