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At 74, Megawati needs to choose her successor soon: Jakarta Post

The writer says Megawati must pick her successor as soon as possible to sustain the momentum of her political party.

Head of Indonesia’s opposition party Gerindra, Mr Prabowo Subianto, meeting Ms Megawati Sukarnoputri, chief of ruling party Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, on July 24, 2019
Head of Indonesia’s opposition party Gerindra, Mr Prabowo Subianto, meeting Ms Megawati Sukarnoputri, chief of ruling party Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, on July 24, 2019PHOTO: ANTARAFOTO

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Megawati Soekarnoputri is now undoubtedly one of the most, if not the most, powerful people in the country. The daughter of the country's founding president Sukarno, and herself the country's fifth president, chairs the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), currently the largest and ruling political party.

Like it or not, Megawati will continue to play a decisive role in defining the country's political direction as long as she remains healthy.

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