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Former Indonesia president Yudhoyono's son taking long view in political race

Ex-army major leading Democrats' charge at upcoming elections, with eye on 2024 polls

Mr Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the eldest son of former Indonesian president and Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, says he plans to galvanise Indonesians, particularly youth, through the Democratic Party, and the Yudhoyono Institute,
Mr Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the eldest son of former Indonesian president and Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, says he plans to galvanise Indonesians, particularly youth, through the Democratic Party, and the Yudhoyono Institute, a think-tank he established last August.PHOTO: AZQA HARUN MAS FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Former army major Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono has been widely touted as a possible candidate for the presidential polls in Indonesia next year.

He is flattered by recent reports and electability surveys linking him to the presidency or as a potential vice-president but it is not going to distract him from his new role at the Democratic Party, said Mr Agus.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'Yudhoyono's son taking long view in political race'. Subscribe