Bamsoet supports the Golkar party and the PSI coalition

NATIONAL INFO – Chairman of the 16th MPR RI and Deputy General Chairman of the Golkar Party, Bambang Soesatyo, fully supports the coalition plan between the Golkar Party and the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) in the 2024 simultaneous regional elections, which will be held on November 27, 2024. Coalition between political parties in fielding a regional main candidate is one of the keys to victory in the upcoming simultaneous regional elections.

“During a meeting between Golkar Party General Chairman Airlangga Hartarto and PSI General Chairman Kaesang Pangarep, it was agreed that there was a possibility for a coalition to support the proposed candidates, both from Golkar Party and PSI, who would compete in the 2024 regional elections. Golkar Party itself is willing to form a coalition with political parties, especially those that are members of the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet (KIM), to jointly win the upcoming Pilkada,” Bamsoet said after his escort. Golkar Party General Chairman Airlangga Hartarto receives PSI General Chairman Kaesang Pangarep at the Golkar Party DPP office in Jakarta, Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Among the central leaders of the Golkar Party present were Secretary General Lodewijk Paulus, General Treasurer Dito Ganinduto, Dito Ariotedjo, Jerry Sambuaga, Meutya Hafid, Maman Abdurahman and Rizal Malarangeng.

Meanwhile, the PSI management present consisted of General Chairman Kaesang Pangarep, Isyana Bagoes Oka, Andy Budiman, Agus Herlambang, Suci Mayang Sari, Dhanik and Elva Qolbina.

The Chairman of the 20th DPR RI and Chairman of Commission III of the 7th DPR RI on Law and Security explained that the coalition between the Golkar Party and PSI that could be realized immediately regional elections in the city of Semarang, Central Java and DKI areas in Jakarta province. The Golkar Party and PSI have agreed to support Kendal regent Dico Ganinduto, who will run for mayoral elections in Semarang.

“During the meeting, various areas were discussed where a possible coalition between Golkar Party and PSI could be formed. However, the focus was only on the election of the mayor of Semarang, where Golkar Party led Golkar Party cadre Dico Ganinduto. Apart from that, Golkar Party is preparing Yusuf Hamka or Babah Alun as a candidate for vice-governor if Mas Kaesang decides to run for DKI. Regional elections for Jakarta province,” Bamsoet said.

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Chairman of the Advisory Board of Depinas SOKSI (founder of Golkar Party) and head of Indonesia’s KADIN Political, Legal and Security Agency stressed that Golkar Party is ready to compete in the simultaneous regional elections of 2024. Golkar Party’s goals are to win by
60 percent in elections for governors, regents and mayors spread across 37 provinces, 415 districts and 93 cities across Indonesia.

“All Golkar party cadres continue to move and work on building coalitions and discussing possible pairings with other political parties. Their success in winning the simultaneous regional elections in 2020 was 61 percent, making them the second largest winning party in the run-off elections in 2024 and successfully supporting President-elect Prabowo’s running mate “Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming Raka are the main capitals that will win the simultaneous regional elections this year,” Bamsoet said.

The Deputy General Chairman of Pemuda Pancasila and the Deputy General Chairman of FKPPI also appreciated the political safari of the PSI Chairman and PSI management. Before meeting the Chairman of the Golkar Party, the Chairman of the PSI met with the Chairman of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) Ahmad Syaikhu at the PKS DPP office on Monday, July 8, 2024.

“Ketum PSI Kaesang, who is widely rumored to be running for the Pilkada for governor of Central Java or the Pilkada for governor of DKI Jakarta, certainly needs coalition support from other political parties. Through political safaris, PSI can strengthen relations and discuss important issues and negotiate cooperation with other political parties to jointly face the regional elections at the same time,” Bamsoet concludes.


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