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Prabowo appoints SBY as political mentor at the upcoming election
Tempo - August 1, 2018
"Prabowo personally requested this. He asked SBY to be his mentor," said Putu at the Senayan parliamentary complex yesterday.
He also said Prabowo mentioned that he looked up to SBY as a personal role model during the meeting yesterday. Putu suggests that SBY will be involved in strategic roles in assisting Gerindra win the 2019 election.
Putu further reasoned that SBY will not hesitate to share his experiences with Prabowo and acknowledged that both leaders are able to build a chemistry and has communicated well with each other.
"SBY is always nice with anyone, he can be really positive if asked to. I also see that Prabowo is well-mannered in communicating with SBY," Putu testified.
Gerindra and the Democratic Party publically announced its coalition for the 2019 presidential election on Monday, July 30, after the meeting between SBY and Prabowo earlier in the day.