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TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo claimed that he received blessings from Democrat Party founder Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to advance to the Jakarta regional head elections, for a second time.
"Chairman of Democrat Party's Supervisory Board, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has conveyed his message and hope that Democrat Party could unite as closely as possible,” he said in front of 6.000 strong supporters at the Consolidation of Democrat Party's Regional Leadership Committee in Kemayoran, on May 13, 2012.
Fauzi said that the DKI general election is a test for the loyalty of the 2009 batch of Democrat Party's cadres. He asked the cadres not to practice cheating to win. "Democrats have to win respectfully and with dignity.” he said.
Fauzi Bowo announced he was pleased to get No. 1 in the drawing of ballot nomination number for gubernatorial candidates. That was a sign, he said. "Democat Party candidates are now more confident than before to win the 2012 election."
Present at the event were Nachrowi Ramli, Fauzi's running mate, as well as Irfan Gani, Secretary of Regional Supervisory Board of Democrat Party and member of Jakarta Regional House of Representatives Achmad Alaydrus. Nachrowi denied that by holding the event attended by 6.000 cadres from the whole DKI Jakarta, they cheated a campaign start time.