Democratic Party secretary general Hinca Pandjaitan (Photo:Medcom.id/Whisnu Mardiansyah)
Democratic Party secretary general Hinca Pandjaitan (Photo:Medcom.id/Whisnu Mardiansyah)

Democratic Party Will Not Hold Extraordinary Congress This Year: Hinca

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Whisnu Mardiansyah • 20 Juni 2019 20:02
Jakarta: Democratic Party secretary general Hinca Pandjaitan has said that the political party will not hold an extraordinary congress this year.
 
"We normally hold a national congres once every five years. We will not hold an extraordinary congress this year," he told reporters on Thursday.
 
"There is no momentum. It is also counterproductive," he noted.

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A number of Democrats earlier urged the party's central exceutive board to prepare an extraordinary congress. The group argued that the political party is in need of innovations.
 
Indonesia held its first ever simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters elected the president, vice president as well as members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
 
The General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level on May 21. KPU named incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as the winner of the 2019 presidential race.
 
According to KPU, the incumbent gathered 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, his rival Prabowo Subianto collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
 
This year, Jokowi was endorsed by PDIP, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PSI, PKPI and PBB. In the meantime, Prabowo was supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.
 

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