Jokowi shows signs of support for Prabowo, a political observer notes

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Prabowo Subianto
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto. (IO/Prabowo’s media team)

Jakarta, IO – Political observer M. Qodari sees a signal of support from President Joko Widodo for Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto who is expected to run in the 2024 election.

Qodari notes this could be seen from Jokowi’s body language, which, according to him, seemed comfortable with Prabowo. He mentioned one noteworthy moment when Jokowi asked Prabowo to represent him in the 2022 President’s Cup closing ceremony on Saturday (6/8).

“If that’s true, this is the clearest signal that Pak Jokowi has warmed up to Prabowo,” said Qodari, as per Antara, Monday (8/8).

Qodari said Jokowi’s supporting Prabowo as a presidential candidate was the most logical choice for him at the moment.