Parties chairman after lottery number at General Election Commission Office - Photo by KPU

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning. The battle for 2019’s presidential election heats up ahead the registration to General Election Commissions. Last night, President Joko Widodo and his coalition party met in Bogor State Palace while his contender Prabowo Subianto joined with his coalition met the Alumni Brotherhood 212.

The meeting of Widodo with six chairmen of coalition political parties PDI-P Party, Nasional Demokrat Party, Golkar Party, Kebangkitan Bangsa Party, Persatuan Indonesia Party and Hanura Party discussed the vice presidential (VP) candidate who would accompany him in the 2019 presidential election.

According to chairman of Golkar Party Airlangga Hartarto, the 4-hour meeting agreed on one name that would escort Widodo in presidential election. He continued, the talks were unanimous, including related to the vice presidential agreement. The VP’s name will announce next week.

At the same time, Gerindra Party’s chairman Subianto together with his coalition party Amanat Nasional, and Berkarya had a meeting with Alumni of Brotherhood 212. Keadilan Sejahtera Party not attended the meeting.

Secretary General of the Amanat Nasional Party, Eddy Soeparno said the clerics who are members of the Alumni Brotherhood 212 supported Subianto as the presidential candidate in the 2019 General Election. The 2019 presidential election will be decided in the party Coordination Meeting, as well as the direction of the coalition, he said.

He stressed it, the party’s chair Zulkifli Hasan to advance in the election of presidential election whether as presidential and vice presidential candidates. The meeting itself proposed two names to accompany Subianto in the 2019 presidential election.

Ahead of the registration of presidential and vice presidential candidates on August 4-10, the name continues to emerge and more difficult to predict. Political movements that may be noticed is related to the steps of the government’s opposition party that is still looking for the ideal form.

As an example today, Subianto to meet chairman of Demokrat party Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). Yesterday, their elite’s member has prepared the agenda of tonight’s meeting.

The Demokrat Party has three options to offer to other parties like joining the coalition of Widodo, carrying the Subianto’s party, or carrying a candidate pair in addition to both.

With the joining of Kebangkitan Bangsa party to Widodo’s coalition, practically the option of carrying candidate pair outside of him and Subianto will be difficult. Unless, there is one party that has joined the coalition of Widodo out and deigns a coalition with the Democrats.