Joko Widodo's Coalition Member at Plataran, Jakarta (09/08) picked Moslem Cleric Ma'ruf Amin as VP Candidate - Photo by TheInsiderStories

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo picked Chairman Indonesian Council and of Ulama Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate fro 2019′ presidential election.

In his tweet, Abdul Kadir Karding said, the Widodo’s coalition has unanimously choose Amin as the vice presidential candidate in 2019′ election.

“The meeting between Widodo and the general chairmen and the general secretary of the supporting party decided Ma’ruf Amin as vice presidential candidate pak Widodo,” Karding said in his tweet today.

Ma’ruf is a leading and influential figure of the country’s largest Islamic organization Nahdatul Ulama. Widodo finally picked Amin as his running mate in a last minute decision after leaders of all political parties in his coalition agreed so.
Before the announcement, it was said that Jokowi was set to run with former Constitutional Court justice Mahfud MD.
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