Suara.com – The Democratic Party has responded to the widespread proposal by Gibran Rakabuming Raka to accompany Prabowo Subianto as vice presidential candidate. According to the Chairman of the Democratic Party’s DPP, Herman Khaeron, this support did not just appear without any opportunity or chance.
“Yes, I don’t think that in the end there will be some support for someone if there is no opportunity,” said Herman at the Senayan Parliament Complex, Newsdelivers.com, Tuesday (10/10/2023).
The opportunity for Gibran to become vice presidential candidate is open through a lawsuit regarding the minimum age limit for presidential and vice presidential candidates at the Constitutional Court (MK). If the lawsuit is granted, of course Gibran’s chances of becoming Prabowo’s vice presidential candidate will be increasingly open.
“For Mas Gibran, perhaps currently he is still very dependent on the Constitutional Court’s decision,” said Herman.
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Herman highlighted that there were two lawsuits filed regarding the presidential and vice-presidential candidate deadline at the Constitutional Court. First, the lawsuit asks that the age limit for vice presidential candidates be lowered to 35 years. The two lawsuits ask for a maximum age limit for presidential and vice presidential candidates of 70 years.
According to Herman, the Constitutional Court’s decision could later return these changes to the lawmakers.
“This means that the Constitutional Court will return according to the law or will there be a partial decision, yes, a partial decision, yes, it really depends on the decision of the Constitutional Court,” said Herman.
Minister of Defense (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto with the Mayor of Solo Gibran Rakabuming Raka at the 63rd PMII Harlah event in Solo, Friday (23/6/2023). (Doc. Prabowo Team)
But for the Democrats, whatever choice of vice presidential candidate for the Advanced Indonesia Coalition will be returned to Prabowo.
“Democrats are consistent in the vice presidential matter, leaving it to Pak Prabowo. Whoever Pak Prabowo chooses, the Democrats will work seriously to win Pak Prabowo to become president,” said Herman.
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“So please let the discourse develop and whether the choice will fall on Mr. Airlangga, Mr. Erick Thohir, Gibran, or Mrs. Khofifah, of whom currently there are 4 candidates as vice presidential candidates,” he said.