1NEWS – Executive Director of National Political Studies (KPN) Adib Miftahul suspects that former FPI High Priest Habib Rizieq Shihab (HRS) will give support to Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto once again in the 2024 presidential election.
Although HRS once said that Prabowo Subianto was outside the ranks of the FPI, according to Adib, the relationship was very easy to repair.
“The relationship can be strengthened by casual communication. They can sit together to thaw the relationship,” Adib told 1NEWS, Friday (5/8).
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According to Adib, the political dynamics and the fluid nature of HRS have the potential to open up opportunities to support Prabowo.
In addition, Adib also assessed that HRS still has considerable political influence on HRS and has the potential to change the political map of the 2024 General Election.
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“As a community leader, HRS still has influence. This can be seen from him who always portrays opposition figures,” he explained.
Adib also gave an example, namely that HRS militancy was very influential in the victory of DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan in the 2019 Pilkada.
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In addition, Adib also suspects that HRS still has influence in moving people who are members of the 212 alliance.