TEMPO.CO, Karanganyar - Hutomo Mandala Putra alias Tommy Soeharto officially got the mandate as chairman of Berkarya Party on Sunday, March 11 at Lor In Hotel, Karanganyar. On the same date 52 years ago, his father, Soeharto received an order from President Soekarno to deal with the state security due to G 30S PKI.
Tommy Soeharto was elected unanimously as the party chairman to replace Neneng A Tutty. "We assigned Hutomo Mandala Putra as DPP Chairman of Partai Berkarya in the 2017-2022 period," said Party Secretary-General Badaruddin Andi Picunang.
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The position gave Tommy full authority to choose party officials and evaluate the organization at the regional and local levels. Tommy Suharto claimed ready to carry out his duties as party chairman. "There is no need for a ceremonial inauguration, the important is to start working immediately," he said.
The National Leadership Meeting (Rapimnas) of Berkarya Party conducted for party consolidation as well as discussing the party targets prior to the 2019 presidential election was held at Lor In Hotel Karanganyar since Saturday, March 10, 2018. The meeting was attended by hundreds of administrators, both from central and regional levels.