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Horse trading among coalition parties begins

Mr Hashim Djojohadikusumo confirmed that in the event of an upset victory over incumbent Joko Widodo, two parties in their coalition will be allocated seven and six ministerial posts each.
Mr Hashim Djojohadikusumo confirmed that in the event of an upset victory over incumbent Joko Widodo, two parties in their coalition will be allocated seven and six ministerial posts each.PHOTO: ST FILE

Political horse-trading among members of the coalition behind presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto, may see fringe parties offered ministerial seats if the former general prevails at the April 17 election.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a campaign media briefing, Mr Prabowo's younger brother, Mr Hashim Djojohadikusumo, confirmed that in the event of an upset victory over incumbent Joko Widodo, two parties in their coalition will be allocated seven and six ministerial posts each.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2019, with the headline 'Horse trading among coalition parties begins'. Print Edition | Subscribe