Prolonging the death throes of a party


This in The Jakarta Globe online today:

Taufik Kiemas, chief of the PDI-P’s consultative board, right, talking to Prabowo Subianto as chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri looks on at the party’s national meeting. (Antara Photo)

Taufik Kiemas, chief of the PDI-P’s consultative board, right, talking to Prabowo Subianto as chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri looks on at the party’s national meeting. (Antara Photo)

Megawati Gets PDI-P Green Light

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle gave its chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri full power during its national leadership meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday to decide whether or not to accept the results of the presidential election.

PDI-P secretary general Pramono Anung on Wednesday said that the meeting resulted in six recommendations that effectively gave the former president complete power over the party, also known as the PDI-P.

“The national meeting decided to give up all decisions to our chairwoman, who was also our presidential candidate, to take strategic steps in dealing with any political situations and our party’s policies in the future,” Pramono said.

Question: And if Megawati decides not to accept the election results, what can she do? What strategic steps can she take? Is this a question of the blind asking to be led by the blind?

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2 thoughts on “Prolonging the death throes of a party

  1. …if Megawati decides not to accept the election results, what can she do?

    Squat, TBPH, and she knows it. The outcome of her ridiculous contention that people left off voter rolls were her supporters, and that she’d gain millions more votes if the voter ID rules were changed, encapsulates her entire argument perfectly — the voter ID rules were changed, and she lost by pretty much the exact same margin she’d been polling at.

    She’s clutching at straws to try and cast aspersions on the election process, because she’s got nothing else going for her. Even JK had the good graces to concede the election, and he’s got more reason to oppose a win by SBY than Mega does (ie. he will be out as Golkar head and may not be in the new government at all.)

    A forex trader I speak to often coined a good nickname foe Mega/Prabowo – Barisan Sakit Hati. 😉

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