Indonesia Highlights: Indonesian Minister of Health Warns of Critical Covid-19 Vaccine Shortages | Indonesian Political Parties Back Presidential Son’s Run for Jakarta Governor in 2024 | Indonesian

March 28, 2021, 04.39 AM

“The AstraZeneca vaccine is manufactured in India. Indian authorities, especially at state levels, have kept the vaccines from leaving the country, after they experienced a surge in cases." The crisis forced GAVI-Covax to delay their shipment.

The 1.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are set to expire in May 2021. Indonesia has allocated the AstraZeneca vaccines to seven provinces, among them Jakarta, East Java and Bali.


Indonesian Political Parties to Back Presidential Son’s Run for Jakarta Governor in 2024

President Joko Widodo’s son Gibran Rakabuming Raka might have started off in his father’s footsteps as the new Mayor of the Central Java city of Solo.

But the president’s eldest son might set higher goals, as a number of Indonesian political parties pledged to back him if he ran for governor of Jakarta in 2024, as his father did in 2012 before he launched his presidential run two years later.

“The PAN [National Mandate Party] Party is ready to support Gibran if he makes a run for Governor of Jakarta,” said PAN head Zulfikli Hasan. The National Awakening Party [PKB] echoed PAN. “[Gibran] can count on [the PKB’s] support,” said PKB chairman Muhaimin Iskandar.

However, both men said their support is conditional. “[PAN] is aware that Gibran just started his tenure as Solo mayor. We hope he is successful and that he will do a good job [as Solo mayor],” said Zulfikli.

But Gibran insisted that he is taking his career one step at a time. “I plan to devote my efforts to the people of Solo. Jakarta can come later,” he said.


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