Jakarta: Chairperson of the NasDem Party Surya Paloh thinks of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan as his younger brother.
"Yes, my brother, the governor of Jakarta," Surya said after the opening ceremony of the 2nd NasDem Congress at JIExpo Kemayorarn, North Jakarta on Friday, November 8, 2019.
Surya dismissed the notion of Anies's presence at the congress as a signal of support for his possible candidacy at the 2024 presidential election.
"It's up to Anies if he wants to run. Ask Pak Anies," he continued.
The second NasDem congress will be held until Monday, 11 November 2019. The congress coincided with the 8th anniversary of the NasDem Party.
The election and appointment of the party's chairperson was one of the main agendas of the congress. Moreover, the congress also discussed the outlines of the party's direction (GBHP).