The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) is still considering its candidates for regional head elections in Java, home to half the country’s voters.
The PDI-P hopes to coalesce with Islamic parties in the Central Java gubernatorial election, in line with President Joko Widodo’s wishes.
As the time nears to register candidates running in West Java’s gubernatorial election, Ridwan Kamil and the PDI-P’s relationship seems to have been restored. The PPP is threatening to leave the coalition.
There has been talk to replace Azwar Anas, whose ‘indecent’ photos are in circulation, as Saifullah Yusuf’s running mate in East Java’s gubernatorial election. Mayor Risma has turned down the offer.
Djarot Saiful Hidayat has a chance to run as candidate for North Sumatra governor. He hopes to win the votes of the Javanese populace living in the province.
HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.