PPP Proposes Yusril Ihza Mahendra for 2017 Jakarta Election

Al Abrar    •    19 September 2016 14:52 WIB
regional election
PPP Proposes Yusril Ihza Mahendra for 2017 Jakarta Election
Yusril Ihza Mahendra (Photo: MI/Ramdani)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Kinship Coalition has not decided its candidate for the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election.

The United Development Party (PPP) proposed Yusril Ihza Mahendra as governor candidate to the coalition. The party also proposed Saefullah and Syviana Murni as Vice Governor candidates.

"We submitted three names. Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Saefullah and Sylviana Murni," PPP's Jakarta chapter head Abdul Azis said here on Monday (9/19/2016).

"We will make decision in 2-3 days," Abdul added.

Yusril Ihza Mahendra is the chairman of Crescent Moon and Star Party (PBB). He is also known as an Islamist and a legal expert.

Saefullah currently holds position as Jakarta administration secretary, while Sylviana currently leads Jakarta Tourism Agency.

The registration for the 2017 Jakarta Gubernatorial election will begin this week.

National Democrat Party (Nasdem), People's Conscience Party (Hanura) and Functional Groups Party (Golkar) have pledged support to incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

Meanwhile, Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) have officially supported businessman Sandiaga Uno.