12 April 2015
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) has begun its national congress until 12 April 2015. This could be a suitable platform for President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to advance his political position and reconcile with PDIP, while altering Indonesia’s current political configuration.
The influential Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) has begun its national congress (9-12 April 2015) with little, if any, prospect of a change of its leadership. Despite the result of a survey conducted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that showed 31.5 per cent of 467 local chapter leaders would like a change, the current party leader Megawati Soekarnoputri is most likely to continue as PDIP chairman.
Prominent PDIP figures, such as Tjahjo Kumolo and Sidarto Danusubroto, believe there is no rivalry between Megawati and President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in the congress which will discuss the party’s grand political plan for the next few years, including its chairmanship.
… Adhi Priamarizki is an Associate Research Fellow with the Indonesia Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Last updated on 23/11/2015