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Will Governor Pastika Stand for Reelection?

On the Outs with PDIP, Governor Pastika Signals Readiness to Stand for Governor in 2013 Election if Thereís a Party Prepared to Nominate Him.


Bali News: Will Governor Pastika Stand for Reelection?
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(9/2/2012)

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has at last confirmed his readiness to stand for reelection in 2013.

Pastika was elected to his first term as the candidate of the Indonesian Democratic Party for Struggle (PDIP). It now seems increasingly certain that Pastika will not be put forth as the PDIP candidate for a second term. Meanwhile, the Golkar Party is exploring alternate scenarios that could create a coalition ticket for governor headed by Pastika, with either A.A. Gde Agung or Gede Sumarjaya Linggih as his running mate for deputy-governor.

A.A. Gde Agung is presently the regent of Badung while Gede Sumarjaya Linggih is a Golkar legislator from the provincial House of Representatives (DPR).

Other rumors of possible candidates for the governor's job are rampant. As reported by NusaBali, names floated as potential candidates are Sumarjaya Linggih, Cokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawari (Cok Ace) the current regent of Gianyar, and A.A. Puspayoga the current deputy governor.

There include discussions about suggesting a coalition ticket between Golkar and PDIP putting forth Pastika as the candidate for governor.

That Pastika is apparently on the outs with the PDIP party is demonstrated by the fact that he has already been sidelined from the the provincial leadership of the party, with Puspayoga, his deputy-governor, now being pushed by the party to run for governor in 2013. Also signifying his growing distance from the PDIP, governor Pastika has publicly lamented the cold shoulder he is getting from former Indonesian president Megawati Soekarnoputri who leads the PDIP and has of late studiously avoided meeting with Pastika, despite her frequent visits to the island.

Quoted in Nusa Bali, Pastika made metaphoric reference to his difficult childhood years growing up in Sumatra when, for a period, he lived as a foster-child when his own parent were unable to adequately provide for him. “I am used to being discarded since the time when I was a child. If someone took me in, I was grateful. But, if no one wanted me, that was also all right. If the people still want me and there is a party that wishes to put me forward for governor in 2013, I am prepared to go forward on that basis,” he explained.

Pastika told the press he has no ambitions for a second term as governor of Bali, but would accept a nomination in order to fill the moral responsibility of completing the many social programs on behalf of the Balinese people he initiated during his first term.

Still recuperating from heart bypass surgery, Pastika seems both at peace and resigned to whatever the future may bring. He says he is pleased that he has been able to start a number of major social programs that continue to be improved and refined. Adding: “If I am not re-elected, that means there is another candidate better than me. Let’s all unite and support that candidate.”

Bali’s gubernatorial election is scheduled for May 15, 2013.


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