Jakarta: Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) commemorated its 46th anniversary at Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo), Kemayoran, Central Jakarta on Thursday, January 10, 2018.
"Party members who currently hold executive and legislative positions should be able to evaluate themselves," PDIP chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri said in her speech during the opening ceremony.
The event was attended by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, House of Representatives Speaker Bambang Soesatyo, People's Consultative Assembly Speaker Zulkifli Hasan, Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and other high ranking officials.
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