Solo: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka claimed his bid to run for Solo mayor received positive responses from several political parties.
This month, he held a number of meetings with several political parties. During the meetings, he talked about his seriousness in entering politics.
"I met several party leaders. There were several (parties). God willing everyone was welcoming, "Gibran said on Tuesday, October 30, 2019.
Gibran decided to become an Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician earlier this month. He then discussed about his intention to the Chairperson of the PDI-P Branch Executive Board (DPC) FX Hadi Rudyatmo.
Gibran then met PDI-P Chairperson Megawati Sukarnoputri in Jakarta. But until now, he has not commented much about the next steps towards becoming Solo’s leader.
Meanwhile, in Solo, several parties opened opportunities to support Gibran, including the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) and the Great Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra).