Jokowi Meets with 5 Party Chairpersons, Megawati and Surya Paloh Absent

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

President Joko Widodo held a meeting with five party chairmen. Only PDIP Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri and NasDem Party Chairperson Surya Paloh were not present.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Ramadan Gathering with President Jokowi at the PAN DPP Office, Jakarta. At around 14.40 WIB, Jokowi and five general party chairmen left the event room.

They went to the third floor of the PAN DPP office. Jokowi waved to the media crew before joining the closed meeting.



Some of the ketum who were seen accompanying Jokowi were Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto, general chairman Prabowo Subianto, PAN chairman Zulkifli Hasan, PKB chairman Muhaimin Iskandar, and PPP chairman Mardiono.

Megawati was not present because she was currently active in Japan. Meanwhile, Surya Paloh was not invited to this meeting.

“The reason may be that friends already know,” said PAN Deputy Secretary Yandri Susanto when asked about the reasons for not inviting NasDem, PKS and Democrats.

Contacted separately, the Deputy Head of the NasDem Party, Ahmad Ali, said that Jokowi’s meeting with the general chairman of the party was not a meeting of the Forward Indonesia Coalition. Therefore, NasDem was not invited.

“Today maybe they are planning a grand coalition to merge the existing coalitions. Because NasDem is already a coalition, NasDem is not included,” Ali told, Sunday (2/4).


(Gambas:Video CNN)

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