TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Spokesperson for the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) Muhammad Kholid said that the Syuro Council meeting was determined by the Central Level Leadership Council (DPTP). This council is part of the Syuro Council Working Body chaired by Salim Segaf Al-Jufri.
Kholid explained that Salim previously stated that PKS was projected to convey its political stance regarding the 2024 election at the end of this year. However, he said this was only a projection and not yet definitive.
“In a statement in the media, Dr. Salim said that PKS is expected to convey its political stance at the end of the year. This is an estimate and is not yet definitive,” Kholid told Tempo, Ahad, 20 November 2022.
PKS is forming a coalition for change with the NasDem Party and the Democrats. The three are said to have agreed to nominate Anies Baswedan as the 2024 presidential candidate. Small teams from the three parties regularly meet to formulate a coalition plan and determine a vice presidential candidate.
However, PKS has not officially declared Anies and his partner. Even with the declaration of a coalition with the NasDem Party and PKS. Khalid said Shura Council still waiting for the results of the discussion by the PKS small team, NasDem, Democrats, and Anies himself as the presidential candidate. The results of the small team, he said, would be material that was reported to the Syuro Council before issuing a decision.
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“The small team chaired by Dr. Sohibul Iman is currently finalizing discussions with four parties, namely PKS, NasDem, Democrats, and the presidential candidates. The progress of the discussions in the small team will later become material for reports to the Shura Council to be used as material for decision making,” he said .
Therefore, said Kholid, the time projection for the Syuro Council deliberation is still definitive. He said that his party is still looking at the dynamics of the small team and externally. what’s the move,” he said.
Previously, the spokesman for the Democratic Party, Herzaky Mahendra Putra, emphasized that the target for a coalition declaration for change would be held as soon as possible. “If the declaration is a coalition, PKS is just the Syuro Council meeting in December. We target as soon as possible, that’s true,” said Herzaky when contacted, Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
He denied that the coalition declaration was targeted at a certain date or month. Nevertheless, when asked whether the coalition would be declared at the beginning of the year, Herzaky considered it a good start to start something. “Yes, the beginning of the year might be a good start to start something right,” he said.
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