Some cadres of Indonesia's ruling party want chairman Megawati's daughter to run for president

JAKARTA – A group of cadres within the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) will propose to chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri to field her daughter Puan Maharani as the party’s presidential candidate, with Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan as running mate.

“Puan-Anies would make a strong pair – a nationalist and a religious figure team,” senior party member Effendi Simbolon told The Straits Times on Saturday (June 5). “Party congress has given full right to Ibu Megawati as chairman to make a decision on our candidates for 2024.”

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