Jakarta: Vice presidential candidate Ma'ruf Amin strongly believes that incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his rival Prabowo Subianto will hold a meeting in the near future.
"That is corrrect. We are still waiting for the right time," Jokowi's running mate told the press on Tuesday.
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 the election agency, Jokowi gathered 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, Prabowo collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
Not long afterwards, Prabowo openly expressed his rejection to the KPU's official tabulation result. Few days later, Prabowo's campaign team filed a legal challenge in the Constitutional Court (MK).
In order to run for presidency, Jokowi was endorsed by PDI Perjuangan, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PKPI, PBB and PSI. In the meantime, Prabowo was supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.
"I am also ready to hold a meeting with Pak Sandi (Prabowo's running mate Sandiaga Uno). I was informed that he is very busy," Ma'ruf told journalists earlier this month.