SOLO, KOMPAS.com– Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle ( PDI-P) finally gives recommendation to Gibran Rakabuming Raka and Teguh Prakosa to advance as a candidate for Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Solo in the 2020 Regional Election.
Before being paired with Gibran, the name Teguh Prakosa had been appointed by the DPC PDI-P Solo as a candidate for deputy mayor to accompany Achmad Purnomo who was a candidate for mayor.
After a long journey, finally it was not Purnomo, who now serves as the Deputy Mayor of Solo who was given a recommendation by the PDI-P DPP, but Gibran.
However, whoever is the candidate for mayor who is carried by the PDI-P, it seems that Teguh Prakosa is still trusted to accompany him.
In a survey conducted by the Public Policy Laboratory of Slamet Riyadi University (Unisri) Surakarta, July 2019, the name Teguh Prakosa ranks fourth in the indicator of popularity with 49 percent.
Teguh is still less popular than Gibran, Achmad Purnomo, and Kaesang Pangarep, Gibran’s younger brother.
Meanwhile, from the acceptability indicator, Achmad Purnomo ranks highest with a percentage of 83 percent, followed by Gibran 61 percent, and Teguh 49 percent.
In terms of electability, Achmad Purnomo still ranks first with 38 percent, second with Gibran with 13 percent, and Teguh Prakosa with 11 percent.
For the PDI Perjuangan cadres, the name Teguh Prakosa is no stranger. He was the Deputy Treasurer of the DPC PDI-P Surakarta for the period 2000-2005 and the Secretary of the DPC PDIP Surakarta from 2005 until now.
This political career of a man born in Surakarta on 10 November 1958 began when he became a member of the Surakarta DPRD from the PDI Perjuangan faction in the 2009-2014 period.
He then served as Chairman of the Surakarta DPRD in the 2014-2019 period. He was re-elected as a member of the Surakarta DPRD in 2019.
Before plunging into politics, Teguh was a sports teacher at SMK Bhinneka Karya Solo in 1986-2009.
He was married to Serlly Yusnita on 29 November 2015. When married, Teguh and Serlly were 26 years adrift. Teguh is almost 57 years old while Serlly is 31 years old.