Jokowi Appoints Erick Thohir to Dampen Sandiaga’s Popularity

The selection of Erick Thohir to lead the Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin campaign team is seen as an attempt to offset Sandiaga Uno’s popularity among entrepreneurs, women and millennials.


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President Joko Widodo has chosen entrepreneur Erick Thohir as the head of his campaign team for the 2019 Presidential Election (Pilpres). The former president of the Inter Milan football club is positioned to offset Sandiaga Uno’s popularity among entrepreneurs and female and millennial voters. Does this mean KH Ma’ruf Amin as vice presidential candidate cannot be expected to boost the president’s electability?

President Joko announced the decision to appoint Erick as Head of the National Campaign Team at Posko (Command Post) Cemara, Central Jakarta, Friday (7/9). The incumbent claimed to be combining professionals and politicians in his campaign team.

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