Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended an event to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Indonesian Democratic for Struggle (PDIP) in Kemayoran, here, Thursday.

Jokowi entered the meeting room along with Megawati Soekarnoputri at the Hall C3 and B3-B2 of the Jakarta International Expo (JI-Expo), Kemayoran.

Also present at the event were Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla, Speaker of the House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo, Head of the People`s Consultative Assembly Zulkifli, Chief of the National Intelligence Agency Budi Gunawan, and Head of the Presidential Staff Office Moeldoko.

Vice Presidential Candidate Ma`ruf Amin and former vice presidents, Try Sutrisno and Hamzah Haz, also attended the gathering.

Soekarnoputri, founder and chairperson of PDIP, called on the ruling party`s cadres to win the upcoming presidential and legislative elections to be held on April 17, 2019.

Efforts to win the elections should be carried out constitutionally, she stated.

Indonesia will organize the presidential elections, considered by many as a repeat of the bitter 2014 presidential race, wherein incumbent Jokowi and Prabowo Subianto are again set to go head-to-head.

Seeking a second term, Jokowi, a PDIP cadre and furniture businessman, has picked Ma`ruf Amin, chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council, as his partner, while retired general Subianto has chosen Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, a young and successful entrepreneur and former deputy governor of Jakarta, as his running mate.

Reporting by Agus Salim, fardah

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