PDIP: No Problem in Democratic Party Joining Jokowi Coalition



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) faction secretary Bambang Wuryanto states that party leader Megawati Soekarnoputri has no issue with the Democratic Party entering the Jokowi coalition political parties.

    “That is up to the president,” said Bambang as quoted from Tempo Magazine’s May13-19 edition.

    Bambang expressed this following strong speculation that the move is still hampered by past unresolved-issues between Democrat’s Susilo “SBY” Bambang Yudhoyono and Megawati.

    The two former presidents seldom meet each other after Indonesia’s 2004 presidential election that Yudhoyono won.

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    However, Bambang maintained that Megawati is not holding any grudge against SBY, which he says is proven by Megawati’s daughter paid a visit to SBY’s wife Ani Yudhoyono who is currently being treated in Singapore.

    Prior to determining the direction of Democratic Party’s political coalition back in July of 2018, SBY openly talked about his relationship with Megawati, “I must be honest my relation with Ibu Megawati has not been restored. A gap still exists,” said SBY at his house on July 26, 2018.

    SBY in numerous occasions acknowledged his attempts to communicate again with Megawati since 2004.