BINTANGNEWS.com – The surprise decision by former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to nominate his eldest son, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, for the Jakarta gubernatorial election has been seen as the former general’s attempt to groom a political heir within his Democratic Party.Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo confirmed on Friday that Agus had submitted his resignation letter. It is a one-way ticket: After quitting, he will not be able to come back to the military, whether he wins or loses the election, as stipulated by Law No. 34/2004 on the TNI.
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