Gerindra grateful that Jokowi supports Prabowo

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Prabowo Subianto
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto. (IO/Prabowo's Media Team)

Jakarta, IO – Gerindra’s central executive board (DPP) chairman Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said the close relationship between President Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto is not surprising given that the latter is the defense minister in the former’s Cabinet.

Dasco added that Prabowo has even been close with Jokowi for a long time, starting from the 2012 gubernatorial election in Jakarta.

“The relationship between Pak Jokowi and Pak Prabowo is close, yes, because Pak Prabowo is Pak Jokowi’s assistant so it is something normal,” said Dasco, reported CNN Indonesia, Friday (11/11).

The perception of Jokowi and Prabowo’s increasingly close relationship emerged after the former governor of Jakarta commented on the chance of the Gerindra Party’s chairman to run and win the 2024 presidential election.