Prabowo Subianto set for talks with Democrats on joint ticket

Above: Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (in blue shirt) and Mr Prabowo Subianto are set to meet tonight to discuss joining forces, sources say, amid rumours that Mr Prabowo has invited Dr Yudhoyono's eldest son Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (left) to be his ru
Above: Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (in blue shirt) and Mr Prabowo Subianto are set to meet tonight to discuss joining forces, sources say, amid rumours that Mr Prabowo has invited Dr Yudhoyono's eldest son Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono to be his running mate in next year's presidential polls.PHOTO: PARTAI DEMOKRAT
Above: Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (in blue shirt) and Mr Prabowo Subianto are set to meet tonight to discuss joining forces, sources say, amid rumours that Mr Prabowo has invited Dr Yudhoyono's eldest son Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (left) to be his ru
Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Mr Prabowo Subianto are set to meet tonight to discuss joining forces, sources say, amid rumours that Mr Prabowo has invited Dr Yudhoyono's eldest son Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (above) to be his running mate in next year's presidential polls.

Meeting with SBY comes amid rumours of a possible coalition for 2019 presidential race

Two major political parties in Indonesia are toying with the idea of forming a coalition to take on President Joko Widodo when he runs for re-election next year, raising the possibility of an all-army ticket against the incumbent.

The opposition Gerindra Party chief Prabowo Subianto, a former three-star general, is set to meet former president and Democratic Party founder Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) tonight to discuss joining forces, a party source told The Straits Times yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2018, with the headline 'Prabowo set for talks with Democrats on joint ticket'. Print Edition | Subscribe