Mahfud Selected as Running Mate for Ganjar in Upcoming Presidential Election

  • Chief Security Minister Mohammad Mahfud MD was officially announced as the running mate for presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo on Wednesday, just four months ahead of the upcoming election.
  • Megawati Soekarnoputri, the chairwoman of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle cited Mahfud’s extensive experience in all three branches of government — legislative, judiciary, and executive.
  • This announcement marks a significant moment for Mahfud, as his previous vice presidential candidacy in 2018 was abruptly canceled at the last minute when the PDI-P selected Muslim cleric Ma’ruf Amin as the running mate for President Joko Widodo’s reelection campaign.

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