Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The chairman of the DPP NasDem Party Willy Aditya said Team Eight was conducting a roadshow to a number of figures to find and decide on the vice presidential candidate for Anies Baswedan in 2024. The Team of Eight consisted of representatives from NasDem, PKS and Democrats who had agreed to form a Change Coalition for Unity (KPP) .
“We handed over the task to Team Eight. Now we are conducting a roadshow to figures,” said Willy in Gondangdia, Central Jakarta, Thursday (30/3).
Willy said Team Eight would conduct a survey to ask for input from leaders about the right cawapres to accompany Anies.
According to him, from a number of figures who were asked for input, some of them mentioned their names and criteria.
also said that the roadshow was an effort to ask the elders for the right cawapres input for the former minister of education.
“In addition to the qualitative survey mechanism, what we are doing is asking for input and having a dialogue about who will accompany Mas Anies,” he said.
Anies has been officially supported as the KPP presidential candidate initiated by NasDem, PKS and Democrats. However, the coalition has not been officially declared because it is still waiting for Anies’ vice presidential candidate.
Previously, Deputy Chairman of the NasDem Party Ahmad Ali claimed that Jusuf Kalla presented the criteria for running mate for Anies, namely a figure from East Java or Central Java who had a Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) background.
Ali admitted that Anies did not yet have maximum support in Central Java and East Java. Therefore, he said, JK is of the opinion that Anies can consider a cawapres figure who can attract votes in the two regions.
“So if Mas Anies wants to win, he has to think about people from that area. This means that Pak JK also provides criteria,” said Ali, Tuesday (28/3).