Gerindra, PKS to Discuss Vacant Jakarta Deputy Governor Position
Nur Azizah • 05 November 2018 12:58 WIBpolitical issues (en)
"We will meet their representatives to explain our decision making proceess," Taufik told reporters.
According to reports, Taufik is Gerindra Party's candidate for the vacant position. On the other hand, PKS has nominated Akmad Syaikhu and Agung Yulianto for the same seat.
Previous Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno has resigned from his position since August. The Gerindra Party politician was picked as Prabowo Subianto's running mate for the 2019 presidential election.
Gerindra Party and PKS has established close ties since 2014. The two parties were politicial allies in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election.
Indonesia will hold the first ever simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters will elect the president and lawmakers on the same day.