Prabowo Subianto Another Bid to Presidential Candidate, for the Third Time

Arfi Bambani
Prabowo Subianto. (Photo: Ministry of Defense)
Prabowo Subianto. (Photo: Ministry of Defense) - Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto said he was ready to become a presidential candidate for the third time, after receiving support from the Regional Leadership Council (DPD) of the Gerindra Party throughout Indonesia. Prabowo has run as a presidential candidate in 2014 and 2019, as well as running as a vice presidential candidate to accompany the presidential candidate Megawati Soekarnoputri in 2009.

"By saying Bismillahirrahmanirrahim after I have studied and listened carefully, the attitude of every DPD and every wing of the party, which expects me to accept the nomination as president of the Republic of Indonesia in 2024," he said at the National Leadership Meeting (Rapimnas) of the Gerindra Party at the Sentul International Convention Center ( SICC), Bogor Regency, West Java, Friday, August 12, 2022, evening.

He admitted ready to fight to fulfill the wishes of all his cadres who want him to run in the 2024 Presidential Election. "I declare that with a full sense of responsibility I accept your request to be willing to be nominated as an Indonesian presidential candidate," said Prabowo, who is also the chairman of the Advisory Council of the Gerindra Party.

He also answered the satire that was often hurled at him about his two defeats when he was a presidential candidate in 2014 and 2019. "Some people ask, maybe they are sarcastic, you have lost so many times, how come you want to go forward again? Maybe they don't understand the meaning of a fighter. Falling is ordinary for fighters. if you fall (rise again). It is nobler to enter the arena, it is nobler to fight for truth and justice," he said.

However, according to him, his determination to become a presidential candidate is a form of struggles like national figures such as Soekarno, Hatta, and Sjahrir who never stop fighting for the Indonesian nation.

Meanwhile, the Daily Chairperson of the Gerindra Party DPP, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, said that 34 Gerindra Party DPDs had expressed support for Prabowo Subianto to run in the 2024 presidential election. "A total of 34 Regional Representatives Councils of the Gerindra Party and throughout Indonesia and wing organizations under the Gerindra Party expressed their aspirations to ask Prabowo Subianto to run again as a presidential candidate from the Gerindra Party in 2024," said Dasco.

According to him, the coalition door with other parties is wide open. However, the condition for parties wishing to form a coalition is that they are willing to support Prabowo as a presidential candidate.

"Because the presidential candidate from the Gerindra Party is Pak Prabowo, then the condition for the coalition is to support Pak Prabowo as a presidential candidate for 2024," said Dasco.

As is known, the Rapimnas, which was attended by around 8,500 Gerindra Party cadres, was held for two days, until Saturday, August 13.

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