PKB chairman Muhaimin Iskandar (Photo: Medcom.id/M Sholahadhin Azhar)
PKB chairman Muhaimin Iskandar (Photo: Medcom.id/M Sholahadhin Azhar)

PKB Chairman Eyes MPR Speaker's Job

English political issues (en)
M Sholahadhin Azhar • 05 Juli 2019 18:26
Jakarta: PKB chairman Muhaimin Iskandar has revealed his desire to become the next People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker.
 
Muhaimin visited vice president-elect Ma'ruf Amin's home in Central Jakarta on Friday afternoon. He discussed about a wide range of issues during the meeting.
 
"Our coalition is very solid," Muhaimin said.

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The General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level on May 21. The agency named Jokowi-Maruf as the winners of this year's presidential race.
 
The Contistutional Court (MK) announced its ruling on presidential election dispute on June 27. MK judges rejected Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno presidential pair's legal challenge in its entirety.
 
In order to run for president, Jokowi and Ma'ruf were endorsed by PDIP, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PSI, PKPI and PBB. In the meantime, Prabowo and Sandiaga were supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.
 
According to KPU, Jokowi and Ma'ruf bagged 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, Prabowo and Sandiaga collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
 
Earlier this week, Ma'ruf met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the Vice President's Office. During the meeting, the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) cleric discussed about roles and responsibilities of vice president.
 
"I and Muhaimin are very close. So I will support his plan. I think he is capable to lead the institution," Ma'ruf said.
 
MPR is one of the legislative institutions in the country's political system. It It is composed of the members of the People's Representative Council (DPR) and the Regional Representative Council (DPD).
 

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