BINTANGNEWS.com –The Golkar Party has given politician Nurul Arifin two
months to find a running mate with whom to contest in the
The party has
endorsed Nurul, a former actress, to run for mayor in next year’s election in
the West Java capital.
“I have two months to
forge a coalition [with other parties] and to find a running mate,” Nurul said
in Jakarta on Tuesday as quotedby kompas.com.
With its six seats in
the Bandung Legislative Council (DPRD), Golkar cannot field a candidate without
forming a coalition. In Bandung, a candidate must secure support from a party
or coalition of parties to have at least a combined 10 legislative seats.
Golkar has been
intensifying talks with other parties, particularly the Hanura Party, which
also has six seats in the DPRD.
refused to reveal the name of a potential running mate, saying the person
should have the similar values as Golkar.
“This is not a
decision of an individual, but a party decision. Some have indicated an
intention to team up for the election,” Nurul added.
Nurul, who is a
personal assistant to chairman Setya Novanto, served two terms as a lawmaker
from 2004 until 2014, representing West Java. She sought reelection in 2014,
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