PDIP Rejects Prabowo-Jokowi Declaration in 2024 Presidential Election

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Secretary General PDIP Hasto Kristiyanto said his party rejected the nomination declaration Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo in the 2024 presidential election. Hasto said that efforts to bring Jokowi forward as a vice presidential candidate violated the 1945 Constitution.

“Yes, if we look at the attitude of the PDIP in politics with the rule of the games, namely the constitution that binds us all,” Hasto told reporters at the PDIP DPP Lenteng Agung office, South Jakarta, Monday (17/1).

“The constitution has confirmed how the president carries out his office for two terms, and that is our basic law for us to obey together,” he added.

Hasto considers it natural that the political dynamics that occurred through the Prabowo-Jokowi declaration were natural. However, he reminded all parties to respect the democratic system regulated in the 1945 Constitution.

“PDIP reminds us that let’s do democracy by improving the quality of democratic life that obeys the constitution,” he said.

Separately, the Daily Chair of the Gerindra Party DPP Sufmi Dasco Ahmad did not want to worry about the declaration that brought general chairman Prabwo forward with Jokowi in the 2024 presidential election.

Dasco assesses that the support is nothing more than the aspirations of the people in democracy. He admitted that he could neither support nor reject the Prabowo-Jokowi declaration.

“I can’t support it or not because it’s a dynamic that happens in society. Meanwhile, our party will have its own forum to decide this,” he said at the Parliament Complex, Monday (17/1).

Previously, a community coalition calling itself the Prabowo-Jokowi Joint Secretariat (Sekber) declared support for Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and President Joko Widodo to run for the 2024 presidential election.

They considered that Jokowi’s leadership in the second term had made progress for Indonesia. They want the Prabowo-Jokowi duo to materialize.

“We from the Prabowo-Jokowi Joint Secretariat encourage Mr. Prabowo Subianto, a presidential candidate, and Mr. Joko Widodo, a vice presidential candidate (cawapres), as part of the Indonesian Forward Cabinet Volume II to run in the 2024 election,” said Prabowo-Jokowi Secretary General Gisel Italiane in a written statement, Saturday (15/1).

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