President Joko Widodo has curated a team of seven to guide Ganjar Pranowo’s 2024 presidential campaign, demonstrating his clear support for the candidate and quelling rumors of his backing for other potential candidates, according to Hasto Kristiyanto, Secretary-General of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP).
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, recently admitted to intervening in the country’s political affairs ahead of the 2024 Election. He defended his actions, arguing they were lawful and aimed at ensuring a smooth electoral process for the sake of national interests. However, constitutional law experts argue that Jokowi’s interference could be construed as a misuse of state resources, violating electoral laws and potentially amounting to grounds for impeachment.
The public display of solidarity between President Jokowi and Megawati Soekarnoputri dispelled rumors of a strained relationship as they expressed full support for PDI-P candidate Ganjar Pranowo. Speculation had suggested Jokowi’s preference for another candidate, but their united front at the PDI-P National Working Meeting showcased solidarity and commitment.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated that Southeast Asian nations have made “no significant progress” in implementing a peace plan to end the violence in Myanmar during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. Divisions among ASEAN members and the junta’s refusal to engage with opponents have hampered efforts. The draft of the summit statement reflects the diplomatic challenges in addressing the crisis, and calls for a review of ASEAN’s charter principles.