The Deal Maker
The meeting between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto happened after a long process of negotiations. It involved State Intelligence Agency Chief Budi Gunawan’s to handle Prabowo camp’s request to decriminalize their supporters, releasing them from jail. There are also talks about ministerial positions.
SOON after landing in Jakarta on Friday night, July 12, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno received a call from Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo told Sandiaga about his plan to meet with their presidential election opponent, Joko Widodo. “If there are no changes, there will be a meeting tomorrow. But it does not include you,” Prabowo said according to Sandiaga when he told Tempo on July 19.
Sandiaga responded well to the news. He said it does not matt...