Betting on the Red-Green Coalition
Ganjar Pranowo spent all last week in Jakarta. The Central Java governor was full of hope and apprehension as he waited for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) to announce its official candidates for governor in this years election.
PDI-P Secretary-General Hasto Kristiyanto invited reporters when announcing the names of governor and deputy governor candidate pairs for Papua, North Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara, Lampung, and North Sumatra.…
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.