"Support of PPP for Prabowo of Great Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra) is based on the suggestion and directive from Muslim scholars," Romahurmuziy said in a statement on Monday.
Meanwhile, PPP Chairman Suryadharma Ali stated on Monday that the party in its national leadership meeting has finally decided to support Prabowo.
"Finally, at the end of our meeting at 2 a.m., on Monday, we officially decided to support Prabowo Subianto as the presidential candidate in the July 9, 2014 presidential election," Suryadharma remarked.
He noted that there were three options at the start of the meeting on Saturday: Prabowo, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), and Aburizal Bakrie of the Golkar party with PPP Deputy Chairman Lukman Hakim Saefuddin as Aburizals running mate.
But, the meeting, which was held on Saturday and lasted till early Monday morning, to determine the direction of its coalition finally decided to coalesce with Prabowo.