Yudhoyono to hit campaign trail for Prabowo

  • Democratic Party patron and former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is planning to hit the campaign trail for presidential contender Prabowo Subianto.
  • Prabowo announced Yudhoyono’s intention following a meeting between the two retired generals at the latter’s house on 12 Sep 18.
  • Prabowo added that Yudhoyono would be assuming a high-level position.
  • Meanwhile, Yudhoyono’s son Agus Harimurti is set to join the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno campaign team as a member of the advisory board, he added.
  • The Dems, along with Gerindra, the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), are backing the Prabowo-Sandiaga ticket in the 2019 election, challenging incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate, Muslim cleric Ma’ruf Amin.
  • Democratic Party officials previously said Yudhoyono would be named Prabowo’s special advisor while Agus would join the campaign team as a national campaigner and member of the steering committee.
  • During 12 Sep 18’s meeting, Prabowo, Sandiaga and Yudhoyono discussed the candidate pair’s national campaign strategy. They agreed to focus on economic issues and plan to establish a team consisting of economic experts to handle them, Prabowo said.

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