PAN quietly melted into the arms of the government coalition: Jokowi’s new friend!

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PAN logo.  Photo: SuaraCirebon


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) gathered a number of high-ranking political parties (Parpol) who are part of the government coalition at the Palace, Jakarta on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 afternoon. Interestingly, the meeting at the Palace with Jokowi was also attended by the Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan and his Secretary General Eddy Soeparno along with other high-ranking political parties.

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This was stated directly by the Secretary General of the PDI-P, Hasto Kristiyanto. According to him, the presence of PAN makes the spirit of mutual cooperation during a pandemic like this very pronounced.

“The meeting this time was attended by the Ketum and the Secretary General from the PDI-P, Gerindra, Golkar, PKB, Nasdem, PPP, PAN was also present. The spirit of working together and providing positive energy for the Government to deal with the pandemic is very much felt,” said Hasto, citing Sound (Network Hops).

Hasto said that all the general chairmen of the political parties who were present gave support to Jokowi in handling the pandemic. Especially by comparing the situation in a number of other countries.

“Including in encouraging the movement of national economic growth. However, even though the pandemic is still difficult to predict when it will end, the balance between the implementation of PPKM in several regions and economic growth continues, especially ensuring how the state is present by encouraging the people’s economy, “he said.

PAN logo. Photo: SuaraCirebon

As for the presence of PAN in the meeting, Hasto called it, as additional positive energy for the Jokowi-Ma’ruf government coalition.

“The presence of Mr. Zulkifli Hasan and Bung Eddy Soeparno as the General Chair and Secretary General of PAN further proves how mutual cooperation is put forward and present,” he said.

“He has given positive energy for the consolidation of the government of President Jokowi and KH Ma’ruf Amin which is very important in the midst of the Pandemic. From the dialogue between political party leaders and President Jokowi, besides strengthening optimism, it is also a good tradition in Pancasila democracy,” he continued.

PAN Jokowi’s new friend!

Secretary General of the NasDem Party, Johnny Plate, in a press conference held online at his official residence in Widya Chandra, assessed that PAN had emerged as a new friend of the Jokowi government coalition.

The Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) revealed that PAN is expected to further strengthen and enrich ideas and views as well as new ideas in order to continue the government and fill Indonesia’s democracy.

Johnny continued, because the pandemic situation that was discussed earlier was how political cooperation could be carried out, so that it could produce policies quickly, precisely, and efficiently. Do not let there be stuttering in policy.

“There are seven general chairmen and seven secretary generals. First, the Chairperson of the PDIP, Mrs. Megawati and the Secretary General of the PDI-P, Mas Hasto Kristiyanto; second, the chairman of the Nasdem Party, Mr. Surya Paloh, accompanied by the Secretary General of Nasdem, Mr. Johnny Plate; third, Gerindra chairman Prabowo Subianto accompanied by Secretary General Ahmad Muzani; fourth, Chairman of Golkar, Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, accompanied by Secretary General Mr. Lodewijk Paulus; fifth, Chairman of the PKB Muhaimin Iskandar accompanied by Secretary General Hasanuddin Wahid; Sixth, the General Secretary of PPP, Suharso Monoarfa, was accompanied by Secretary General Mas Arwani Thomafi,” said Johnny.

“Seventh, the new friend of the coalition, the General Chair of the PAN, Zulkifli Hasan, who was accompanied by Secretary General Eddy Soeparno,” he continued.

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