JAKARTA – Political observer from Andalas University Asrinaldi revealed the strength of Former Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) in the 2024 presidential election.
“JK is a national figure who has been criss-crossed in politics during the New Order and Reform Era,” said Asrinaldi to GenPI.co, Monday (16/8).
Asrinaldi believes that JK still has supporters even though his segment is different from current politicians. In addition, according to Asrinaldi, the general chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has an extensive political network.
“Of course it can be used as a force in political activities,” said Asrinaldi.
In line with Asrinaldi, the Expert Board of the Indonesian Professional Speakers Association Emrus Sihombing also assessed that JK still has power in the 2024 presidential election.
“If you become an actor backstage, I think Jusuf Kalla will have an influence,” said Emrus to GenPI.co.
According to Emrus, as a politician, JK has a very wide political network.
In addition, said Emrus, JK also has a good record when he was vice president of two different presidents.
“JK has a strong influence to be able to play a role in who is the presidential candidate in the 2024 presidential election,” said Emrus. (genpi/dawn)