TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - According to Anggawira, spokesman for Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno, Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto has held a meeting with Anies to discuss the upcoming 2019 Presidential Election (Pilpres 2019).
“God willingly, the coalition party has accepted Anies as the candidate to run for the Prabowo’s Vice Presidential candidacy,” said Anggawira on Saturday, July 7.
Furthermore, Anggiwara explained that the formation will be further discussed in the next meeting between Prabowo and coalition party members. He claims that Anies is willing to accept any decision that is produced after the meeting is held.
The 2019 Presidential Election (Pilpres 2019) is set to commence in August of this year with the election’s registration period. Prabowo, fully backed by Gerindra, must soon decide his running-mate considering the deadline is closing-in.
In a poll held by pollster Alvara, Anies Baswedan was considered to be the public’s most desirable candidate to accompany Prabowo. The poll results showed that 60 percent out of 2,203 respondents prefer the Jakarta Governor as VP.
Anggawira said that Anies was chosen as he is perceived to be a young Islamic and nationalist leader. “Anies is currently the symbol of a brilliant nationalist Islam.
Prabowo would of course agree on this and give his blessings,” said Anggiwara.
M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH