Gerindra communicating with four parties about coalition

Gerindra communicating with four parties about coalition

Prabowo Subianto, the next Indonesian president candidate from Gerindra Party. Gerindra took third place in legislative election several days ago, behind PDI P and Golkar Party. (ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A)

... among others, the United Development Party (PPP), the National Mandate Party (PAN), and the Nation Awakening Party (PKB)... also communicated with the Democrat Party... "
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), one of the winners in the recent legislative elections, has begun discussions with four parties prior to the presidential election on July 9, a party official said.

"The political communications has advanced significantly and produced agreements. We have been communicating with, among others, the United Development Party (PPP), the National Mandate Party (PAN), and the Nation Awakening Party (PKB)," Ahmad Muzani, the secretary general of Gerindra, said at the Gerindra office here on Saturday.

"We have also communicated with the Democrat Party, and it also went well," he added.

Gerindras chief patron, Prabowo Subianto, who is also the party's presidential candidate, has said that the coalition decision would only be made after the results of the April 9 vote count were known.

Regarding the vice presidential candidate, Prabowo said that Gerindra is in discussions with all sides, but had not determined who the candidate would be.

"Let us see the results, and based on them we will later communicate with all sides with regard to finding the best candidate," he said at a polling station in Bojong Koneng village in Bogor, West Java.

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