Jakarta, MINA –The incumbent President Joko Widodo announced here on Thursday evening that General Chairman of the Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI) Ma`ruf Amin is his running mate for the 2019 presidential election, Antara News reported.
Jokowi said he made the decision to run again after listening to input from leaders of political parties in his coalition, as well as ulemas, or Muslim scholars.
“This decision is a big responsibility, closely related to the aspiration to continue Indonesia’s big dream of advancing in continuing development and justice in all corners” of the country, Widodo said. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)