Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – The National Awakening Party (PKB) resmmi expressed its support to Joko Widodo for the 2019 presidential election. PDI Perjuangan welcomed the support.
PDI-H Secretary General Hasto Kristianto said Muhaimin Iskandar or Karib is called Cak Imin as Chairman of PKB has made the right decision regarding his decision to join the Jokowi coalition.
“Mas Muhaimin Iskandar (Cak Imin) took the decision at the right momentum,” Hasto said through a press release received by CNNIndonesia.com on Saturday (14/7).
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With the joining of this PKB, Hasto said to strengthen the preparation of coalition party Jokowi to prepare preparing for the next Pilpres and Pileg 2019.
“Pilegres and presidential elections running simultaneously require more solid coordination and cooperation among all the political parties of Pak Jokowi,” he said.
“We are quickly moving forward using the momentum of PKB support we have been waiting for,” said Hasto, who has accumulated 65.2 percent of support for Jokowi.
Hasto also related the meeting between Cak Imin with PDIP Chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri on Tuesday.
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Megawati said Hasto even had time to ask directly to Cak Imin related when joining PKB officially with political party Jokowi.
“In the meeting, Ibu Megawati did ask Mas Muhaimin Iskandar to join immediately, especially while joking, Mother repeatedly call yet Cak Imin is like family and has become more famous,” he said.
Previously PKB officially joined the coalition of political parties supporting Joko Widodo in the 2019 presidential election.
Support to Jokowi was delivered directly Chairman of the DPP PKB Muhaimin Iskandar alias Cak Imin in front of Jokowi directly when both together review the preparation of the Asian Games in Palembang.
“Yes, officially (officially support Jokowi),” said Deputy Secretary General PKB Daniel Johan when confirmed.