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Having failed to join the government coalition or create a third one, the Democrat Party finally formed an alliance with the Gerindra Party. Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) has a chance to become Prabowo Subianto’s vice-presidential running mate. He had previously been offered a position in Joko Widodo’s cabinet.
Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono was being groomed as a presidential candidate for 2024. The plan changed prior to the Jakarta gubernatorial election.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s maneuver to meet with the leaders of a number of political parties has revived the chances for the Democrat Party to have one of their cadres run in the 2019 presidential election.