Sunday, December 17, 2006

PDI-P & Jakarta gubernatorial race

PDI-P led by former president Megawati Soekarnoputri has started the selection of candidate who will run under its banner for Jakarta gubernatorial race next year. Five candidates are competing for the spot. The election is important for the party as benchmark for its chance in 2009 elections.

The candidates are: (Read my previous articles about them)
1) Agum Gumelar
2) Bibit Waluyo
3) Faisal Basri
4) Fauzi Bowo
5) Sarwono Kusumaatmadja
Some of these names also approached other parties like president SBY's Partai Demokrat. Agum claimed PAN and Demokrat are supporting his candidacy. Meanwhile Faisal Basri had also approached PKB, PAN and PDS. PKB's patron leader, former president Abdurrahman Wahid, is said to support two candidates: Faisal Basri & Sarwono Kusumaatmadja. But later on PKB endorsed popular actor Rano Karno.

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