TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Deputy Chairman of Gerindra Party, Ferry Juliantono, commented about the currently circulating public opinions saying that Prabowo Subianto, the party`s chairman, will make use of the recent win of Gerindra backed candidate Anies – Sandi, as his vehicle towards 2019`s Presidential Election.
“Pak Prabowo still wants to join the 2019 presidency,” he said on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Ferry also stated that the majority of the party members still want Prabowo to run for the presidency in the upcoming presidential election. “But Jakarta’s Gubernatorial election is in a different context,” he said.
According to Ferry, the party’s decision to endorse Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno was based on the aspiration of Jakartans who desire a new governor. “And thank God they won. This means that it’s true that 60 percent of the Jakartan people want a new governor,” he said.
Yesterday on April 19, 2017, the pair that is backed by Gerindra in Jakarta Gubernatorial Election, Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno, won based on a number of quick count results. Based on Polmark Indonesia, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok and Djarot Saiful Hidayat obtained 42.3 percent votes while Anies and Sandi received 57.57 percent of the votes.
ANGELINA ANJAR SAWITRI