- October 18, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- 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.