Jakarta: The Party of Functional Groups (Golkar) National Congress will open Tuesday night, December 3, 2019, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuningan, South Jakarta. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is said to attend the opening ceremony.
"Yes, the President will be present at the opening of the National Congress, tonight at 19.00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB)," said Golkar Party National Conference spokesman Cristina Ariani in Jakarta on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
The opening of the Golkar Party National Conference will take place at 19.30 WIB. Golkar Party’s Chairperson Airlangga Hartarto and President Jokowi will deliver welcoming remarks.
"The agenda for tonight's session will be the ratification of the event schedule, the Standing Orders, the election of the General Assembly leadership and the explanation of the General Assembly material by the steering committee," Cristina said.
The Tenth National Congress will take place on 3-6 December 2019. One agenda of the congress will be the election of the party’s leadership.
There are nine candidates who will compete to be Golkar’s president. They are Ridwan Hisjam, Ali Yahya, Achmad Annama, Indra Bambang Utoyo, Agun Gunandjar Sudarso, Bambang Soesatyo, Derek Lopatty, Airlangga Hartarto, and Aris Mandji.