The Coalition Is Heating Up
Jokowi is putting together a large coalition by securing support from parties outside the government coalition. They are competing to offer him vice-presidential running mates.
Having the support of 290 seats in the House of Representatives (DPR) is more than enough to register Joko Widodo as a presidential candidate. This support comes from five parties, namely: the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Golkar, National Democrat (NasDem), the United Development Party (PPP) and Hanura. This number is far above the threshold for a presidential nomination, which is 20 percent or 112 DPR seats.