I was invited to lecture at his house in Hambalang. There is no application for vice president.
Surabaya (Rifyu.com) – The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD emphasized that now is not the time to enter the stock exchange for vice presidential candidates (cawapres) for the 2024 General Election (Pemilu).
Mahfud MD in his statement in Surabaya, Sunday, said that the names in the stock exchange for vice presidential candidates that have been rolling out in society are still the authority of political parties.
“That’s the ball game, it’s still in political parties and now it’s a matter for the community and we’ll see you there. We haven’t entered that arena yet,” he said.
Mahfud MD’s statement, which was delivered during a friendly gathering and halal bihalal at the Grahadi State Building, Surabaya, Saturday (29/4) evening, was recently widely reported, and was mentioned by many political observers as one of the potential candidates for vice president in the presidential election. 2024.
Not long ago at his residence, the Kuningan Minister’s complex, Jakarta, welcomed the Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto in a closed meeting.
It is confirmed that Prabowo, who is also the general chairman of the Gerindra Party, will again run for president in the 2024 presidential election. His meeting with the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD was reportedly in the context of finding a running mate for vice president to accompany him.
Mahfud argued that the meeting with Prabowo was in the context of an Eid gathering.
“I was invited to give a lecture at his house in Hambalang. There was no application for vice president,” he said.
At this time, Mahfud was reluctant to respond to questions related to his readiness to be proposed as cawapres.
“I didn’t say ready or not ready. It’s later or not. I’ll talk later when it’s concrete,” he said.
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Meanwhile, Mahfud MD emphasized that he was still focused on working as the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs.
As Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud is currently working on the evacuation of all Indonesian citizens (WNI) who are still in the military conflict area of the country of Sudan.
“As of today, 1,100 Indonesian citizens have been evacuated from Sudan. There are several Indonesian citizens who have not been evacuated because their locations are far or difficult to reach,” he said.
In addition, the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD is currently formulating strategic steps to eradicate armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua.
“We will announce the strategic handling of the KKB later,” he said.
Based on the schedule set by the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU), the registration of the presidential and vice presidential candidates is scheduled for October 19 to November 25, 2023.
As stipulated in Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning General Elections (Election Law), the presidential and vice-presidential candidate pairs are proposed by political parties or coalitions of political parties participating in elections that meet the requirements of obtaining seats of at least 20 percent of the total seats in the DPR or obtaining 25 percent of the nationally valid votes in the previous parliamentary elections.
Currently, there are 575 seats in parliament so that the presidential and vice presidential candidate pairs in the 2024 presidential election must have the support of at least 115 seats in the DPR RI. In addition, candidate pairs can also be nominated by political parties or a combination of political parties participating in the 2019 Election with a minimum total of 34,992,703 valid votes.
Reporter: Abdul Hakim/Hanif Nasrullah
Editor: D.Dj. Kliwantoro
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