Some in Indonesia's ruling party want chairman Megawati to run for presidency

Many in the PDI-P want party chairman Megawati Sukarnoputri to contest the polls. PHOTO: REUTERS
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JAKARTA - Some quarters within the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) have proposed that the ruling party field chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri in the presidential election in 2024.

This idea has emerged unexpectedly, as the 75-year-old, who was president from 2001 to 2004, had said she wanted to see young faces competing in the next presidential election.

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