Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP Party) gave a signal to Gerindra Party coach Prabowo Subianto to participate in 5th Congress. Photo By Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) –  Chairman of Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto will attend Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan Party (PDI-P) Congress in Bali on August 8-10, said its senior member on Monday (08/05). This gave a strong signal that former Joko Widodo, contender in the 2019 presidential election would join the government coalition.

In the Merdeka Palace, Puan Maharani told reporters, that PDI-P chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri had invited Subianto come to the congress during a meeting in Jakarta on July 24. It was the first meeting after Subianto’ defeated in the presidential election.

“We have invited him, and Mr. Prabowo said he would be ready to attend the congress if there were no other agenda,” she said.

Since the first meeting with Widodo on July 15, Subianto said that he was ready to support the government if needed. He noted, “The important thing that to create a great and strong nation, let’s unite as a nation.”

While, former vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno told Media about Subianto’s political attitude after the 2019 Presidential Election. The former Deputy Governor of Jakarta said both of them agreed to become opposition.

According to former chairman of the Constitutional Court, Mahfud MD, Gerindra Party deserved to be opposition leader. The reason, he stated, that the party has the most votes in the opposition coalition in 2019 election.

Indonesia’ General Election Commission stipulates that Gerindra and PDI-P hold the largest votes during the election. On the third position is Golongan Karya Party hold 12.31 percent. The fourth position is Kebangkitan Bangsa Party 9.69 percent and Nasional Demokrasi Party 9.05 percent.

He revealed, in order for the government to run in a balanced manner is need opposition role. According to him, both of them were mixed up badly for the people of Indonesia.

Gerindra itself has been an opposition for ten years. The same thing happened with PDI-P which had been an opposition for ten years and had good and bad judgments.

Subianto‘ party can just walk out of quality and determine her own destiny to join the government. As with the issue circulating, several candidate ministers came from the party. Even though in this case the opposition leader was not confident Gerindra would get that position.

Meanwhile, Persaudaraan Alumni 212 (PA 212) spokesman Habib Novel Bamukmin said the Islamic religious leaders, who followed the ijtima meeting yesterday, said would refuse Subianto to join them if he left the opposition. Previously the organization supported the contender and his partner Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno in the 2019 presidential election against Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin.

As a requirement, the religious leaders asked Subianto repatriating Habib Rizieq Shihab who fled to Saudi Arabia. PA 212 even considers the returning of their leader as one of the conditions for joining the opposition. Thus Subianto has the responsibility to send Shihab to Indonesia.

Meanwhile the Indonesian Police set Shihab as a suspect in a case of alleged pornography on the ‘baladacintarizieq’ site. He was named a suspect on May 29, 2017. The Indonesian police also set Shihab as a list of people searching for running abroad to escape the law.

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