Jokowi’s son pushes ahead to get PDI-P ticket for mayoral run

Jokowi’s son pushes ahead to get PDI-P ticket for mayoral run

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-11-14 16:31

While the Surakarta chapter of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has rejected his nomination, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the eldest son of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has marched ahead to the party’s provincial chapter in his attempt to get support for his mayoral run. The 32-year-old culinary entrepreneur said he would use the opportunity through the Central Java provincial chapter to earn a nomination since it was still possible to register for the mayoral candidate selection through the provincial chapter after the municipality chapter closed.    He said he was currently waiting for the registration period at the DPD level to open. “I am waiting for directions from seniors. I maintain communication with the [Surakarta chapter]. My relationships with [Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo] and [Surakarta Deputy Mayor Achmad Purnom...

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