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Yusril Ihza Mahendra resigns after 26 years chairing PBB

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Jakarta, IO – Senior politician Yusril Ihza Mahendra has resigned as chairman of the Crescent Star Party (PBB) chairman after 26 years in the position.

Yusril did not clearly explain the reasons behind his decision. However, many noted that Yusril’s resignation coinciding with the ministerial pick of the incoming Prabowo administration, per Bisnis, Mon (20/5).

Even though he kept his sudden resignation a secret, Yusril admitted that he has been the party’s chairman for a long time, since the beginning of Reformasi.

“It is time for regeneration in the leadership, I am already 68 years old,” he said.

Yusril said that even though he is no longer the party’s chairman, he still wanted to be active in the national political scene as an independent politician.

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He said by not being tied to a certain political party, he can be free and independent in finding solutions to address many of the nation’s problems.

“I will contribute my energy and thoughts to participate in solving the problems faced by our nation and state, especially in building law and democracy in our country,” said Yusril. (un)

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