"Practically, there is no rift now, but there is support for the government, and there is criticism on policies, which are considered unfavorable for the nation," Kalla affirmed.Jakarta (ANTARA News) - There is no rift between the leaders of the Great Indonesia Coalition (KIH) and the Red-White Coalition (KMP) within the working cabinet of the government, stated Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
The presence of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during the inauguration of the National Mandate Party (PAN) management board and the opening ceremony of the partys national working meeting on Wednesday night could pave the path for the parties from KMP to become part of the government, the vice president remarked.
"Practically, there is no rift now, but there is support for the government, and there is criticism on policies, which are considered unfavorable for the nation," Kalla affirmed.
The vice president was also scheduled to attend the national working meeting of PAN along with President Jokowi, but he noted that Jokowis presence was adequate to represent the elements of the government.
Present at the national working meeting of the PAN at Balai Sudirman on Wednesday night were President Jokowi and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri.
Great Indonesia Movement (Gerinra) Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto, Democrat Party Chief Executive Syarif Hasan, Golkar Chairman of Bali conference version Aburizal Bakrie, House Speaker Setya Novanto, and Peoples Consultative Assembly Deputy Speaker Hidayat Nur Wahid also attended the meeting. (*)
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