Now, one of the sons of Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) named Gibran Rakabuming Raka appeared set to emulate his father in the political world.
After his father become the mayor of Solo city in Central Java before becoming the president of Indonesia, now, he also becomes the mayor of Solo city in Central Java, after unofficial tallies showed he won more than 85 percent of the votes in the regional elections on Wednesday (Dec 9).
The 33-year-old was leading against his challenger, little-known tailor Bagyo Wahyono and his deputy FX Supardjo,
Gibran, who ran with Teguh Prakosa as his deputy, according to early quick counts by two pollsters, or unofficial tallies of a sample of votes But, the official results will be known between Dec 16 and 20.
On December 9, 2020, more than 700 pairs of candidates for various local offices contested in the single-day polls, known as the “Pilkada” in Bahasa Indonesia, after a three-month delay due to the pandemic.
Gibran told a press conference on Wednesday that his priorities would be to tackle the health and economic challenges brought about by the pandemic.
He said: “I’ve repeated many times about the need to accelerate the economic recovery in Solo. We will not only reach out to young people but also every Solo resident.”