Drum Election 2024 started to sound. A number of political parties have also started conducting political safaris to find friends in the same carriage to form a coalition to face the 2024 presidential election.
Last night, Friday (25/6), the Chairman of the Democratic Party Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) also visited the residence of the General Chairperson of the Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto in Kertanegara. The meeting lasted approximately two hours.
However, after the meeting, Prabowo has not mentioned the coalition that his party will carry out with the party which is now led by the eldest son of the sixth Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He only said that he would continue communication with AHY.
“Therefore we agreed to continue this communication as well as possible,” he said.
In addition to the Democratic Party, PKB Chairman Muhaimin Iskandar also had time to try out cooperation with Prabowo. The meeting was held on June 18, 2022.
Unlike the meeting with the Democrats, Prabowo and Cak Imin immediately agreed to form the Greater Indonesia Awakening Coalition.
In fact, PKB Deputy Chairperson Jazilul Fawaid together with PKS Secretary General Aboe Bakar Alhabsyi had discussed the formation of the Red Ant Coalition a few days before the meeting between Prabowo and Cak Imin. In fact, it is widely reported that PKB will declare the formation of a coalition with PKS and NasDem.
PKB General Chair Muhaimin Iskandar also had time to try out cooperation with Prabowo. The meeting was held on June 18, 2022. (CNN Indonesia/Yogi Anugrah)
Prabowo also had a meeting with the General Chair of the NasDem Party, Surya Paloh on June 1, 2022. This was followed by the Chair of the Democratic Party High Council, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who met with Paloh on June 5, 2022.
The two meetings took place ahead of the NasDem National Working Meeting (Rakernas), which scheduled the names of the presidential candidates to be carried out by NasDem in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Started by the United Indonesia Coalition (KIB)
Apart from the party that tried to cooperate with Gerindra and Nasdem, this party movement was actually started by the Golkar Party (Golkar), the National Mandate Party (PAN), and the United Development Party (PPP) which first declared the formation of the United Indonesia Coalition (KIB). in mid-May 2022.
After that, the escalation of high-ranking political party meetings began. Even on June 22, after the National Working Meeting was finished, Surya Paloh continued to receive the arrival of the President of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) Ahmad Syaikhu on June 22, 2022.
Apart from a flurry of parties in exploring coalitions, the PDI-P is the only party that still survives and has not opened up political communication networks ahead of the 2024 General Election.
Golkar General Chair Airlangga Hartarto, PPP General Chair Suhasro Monoarfa, and PAN Chairperson Zulkifli Hasan accompanied by their respective party elites held a press conference related to the United Indonesia Coalition National Gathering, Senayan, Jakarta, Saturday (4/6/2022) night. (CNNIndonesia/Martahan Sohuturon)
The party created by Megawati Soekarnoputri is still calm with their internal event, the PDIP National Working Meeting, which will produce political recommendations in the face of the five-year contest.
PKPU has regulated the registration and verification of political parties. The 2024 general election will be held on 29 July-13 December 2022. Meanwhile, the registration for presidential and vice presidential candidates will be held on 19 October-25 November 2023.
The campaign period will start on November 28, 2023 until February 10, 2024. The KPU has also determined that the voting will be held on February 14, 2024.