He admitted that he was ready if Gerindra cadres asked him to become a presidential candidate, a national leadership meeting (rapimnas) to be held in a few days.
“Yes, we will see the results of the National Committee, but if I do get the job, I consider it a sacred duty to serve and serve the people, of course I must accept it well if I am actually nominated,” Prabowo said when met at the KPU RI office. , Jakarta, Monday (8/8).
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Prabowo said that after registering Gerindra as a candidate for the 2024 election to the KPU today. Prabowo and Gerindra cadres registered together with PKB Chairman Muhaimin Iskandar.
So far, Gerindra and PKB are exploring a coalition to face the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Both parties need mutual support in order to fulfill the requirements to carry the presidential and vice presidential candidates.
Prabowo Subianto has been a participant in the presidential elections in 2009, 2014 and 2019. In 2009, he became a vice presidential candidate accompanying PDIP General Chair Megawati Soekarnoputri but lost to the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono-Boediono pair.
Then in the 2014 presidential election, Prabowo became a presidential candidate accompanied by Hatta Rajasa from PAN. However, they lost to the pair Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla.
Prabowo again became a presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election. He was accompanied by Sandiaga Uno, who is also a Gerindra cadre. In the 2019 presidential election, Prabowo-Sandiaga lost to the Jokowi-Maruf Amin pair.