Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has confirmed that he will run for a second term as the Island’s Chief Executive on May 15, 2013.
Beritabali.com reports that the governor’s decision was announced after a meeting between Pastika and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who also serves as the chairman of the chairman of the Democratic Party.
In a statement to the press on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Pastika announced his candidacy for governor under the flag of the Democratic Party, saying his name would form part of a coalition ticket with the deputy-governor’s post coming from a member of the Golkar Party.
Pastika’s candidacy as a member of the Democratic Party marks his formal split from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) headed by former President Megawati Soekarnoputri.
Thus far, the Golkar Party has put forward two names for the post of Deputy-Governor: the current deputy-regent of Badung regency Ketut Sudikerta and the Regent of Karangasem Wayan Gredeg.
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