The 10th National Conference of the Golkar Party unanimously appointed Airlangga Hartarto as the general chairman. Disunity was prevented. Solidity is maintained.
The contestation for the Golkar Party chairmanship in the national conference, which will begin on Tuesday (3/12/2019) in Jakarta, is predicted to be fierce.
The President surely made political calculations in replacing his ministers with only around 18 months left in his term.
After the Golkar Party decided to appoint Airlangga Hartarto as its new chairman, several strategic posts become the focus of attention.
A new general chairman will be chosen at the Munaslub to replace Novanto, who has been named as a suspect in corruption case.
Twenty-five of the 34 Regional Executive Boards of the Golkar Party have reportedly agreed to hold an extraordinary national meeting.
The chairman of a political party is a symbol. Problem in the party’s leadership will simultaneously affect the party as a whole.