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Prabowo's camp is still waiting PKS decision

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Rep: Ali Mansur/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Gerindra Party Secretary General Ahmad Muzani answers reporters questions after attending internal meeting about 2019 presidential election at Gerindra Party Chief Patron Prabowo Subianto's house at Kertanegara street, South Jakarta, Wednesday (Aug 8).

Gerindra Party Secretary General Ahmad Muzani answers reporters questions after attending internal meeting about 2019 presidential election at Gerindra Party Chief Patron Prabowo Subianto's house at Kertanegara street, South Jakarta, Wednesday (Aug 8).

Foto: Republika/Fauziah Mursid
Prabowo also waiting for Democratic Party's decision.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The opposition camp has not declared their presidential and vice presidential candidate yet. Meanwhile, the government coalition has decided to pair the incumbent President Joko Widodo with Nahdlatul Ulama's supreme leader KH Ma'ruf Amin.

According to Gerindra Party Secretary-General Ahmad Muzani, Prabowo coalition was still waiting for Prosperous Justice Party (PKS)'s decision. Gerindra also waited for Democratic Party's decision about joining the coalition and vice presidential candidate.

Muzani said PKS would announce result of Syura (Advisory) Council meeting on Thursday (Aug 9) night. He expected Prabowo's camp could get certainty on the presidential candidate.

"By looking at Prabowo's expression, he smiled a lot, looked happy, it was a sign of certainty," Muzani said at Prabowo's residence at Kertanegara street, South Jakarta, on Thursday (Aug 9).

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Muzani hoped Prabowo's supporting parties would not only be three, but four political parties. He said the coalition has several hours left until Friday (Aug 10) to decide members of the supporting parties.

Earlier, Chairman of Central Board of Gerindra Party Ahmad Riza Patria stated Prabowo to announce his running mate on Thursday night. "Insya Allah (God willing), Pak Prabowo will announce the name of vice presidential candidate and declare the pair of presidential and vice presidential candidate tonight," he said at Parliament complex, Jakarta, on Thursday.

Ahmad said Sandiaga has the biggest potential to be Prabowo's running mate. It was a middle way to accommodate all supporting parties.

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