Democratic Party declares support for Jokowi’s son in Surakarta mayoral race

first_imgRead also: PDI-P may pair Gibran and Achmad for Surakarta mayoral raceMeanwhile, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), National Awakening Party’s (PKB) and United Development Party (PPP) have also openly showed their support for Gibran’s election bid.Gibran is not the only presidential relative gearing up to run the upcoming regional elections – Jokowi’s son-in-law Bobby Nasution is also seeking support for his own mayoral bid in Medan, North Sumatra.Gibran and Bobby’s planned runs have triggered concerns that the former Surakarta mayor is building up a political dynasty, an accusation that Jokowi has denied. (hol) Read also: Jokowi vows he ‘won’t be campaigning’ for son, son-in-law in upcoming mayoral races Topics : The Surakarta chapter of the Democratic Party has declared its support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s eldest son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, in the upcoming Surakarta mayoral election in Central Java. Supriyanto, the head of the Democratic Party’s Surakarta chapter, said the party decided to back Gibran because he was a young figure who they believed could carry out programs quickly and on target.“We support him unconditionally, because we want a fresh government,” Supriyanto said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.center_img He said that former president and Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had also expressed his support for Gibran through the party’s Central Java provincial chapter.“We have given assurances to the people of Surakarta that Gibran is capable of leading the Surakarta administration,” Supriyanto added.Interviewed separately, Gibran said he would take all the help that he could get. “I welcome all the support, from the parties, volunteers, citizens and everyone,” Gibran said.Besides the Democrats, Gibran has also courted the support of his father’s Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), which is considering pairing Gibran and Surakarta Deputy Mayor Achmad Purnomo, who had been tabbed as the party’s nominee before Gibran threw his hat into the ring.last_img read more

Switzerland’s Publica names new director

first_imgPublica, Switzerland’s largest pension fund, has appointed Doris Bianchi as its new director, effective 1 November. She succeeds Dieter Stohler, who will leave the scheme on 30 September.Bianchi, who holds a doctorate in law, is currently personal adviser to Alain Berset, head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA). The department oversees mainly OASI (state pension) and health services matters.In her current role, Bianchi supports the head of the FDHA especially on issues relating to health policy and statistics.Prior to joining the Home Affairs Department, Bianchi was the executive secretary of the Swiss Trade Union Federation (SGB), where she was responsible for social security issues since 2011. She is an expert in the Swiss second pillar pension system, the occupational pensions, or zweite Säule. She chaired the board of the replacement occupational pension scheme Stiftung Auffangeinrichtung BVG, or Fondation Institution Suppletive LPP , and the security fund.The Kassenkommission, the highest institution at Publica with supervisory authority over the management team, is convinced that Bianchi is the right pick for the success of the pension fund, it said in a statement.Publica is an independent pension institution operating under public-law fund managing the assets of 20 Swiss public pension schemes – 13 of which are open and seven closed – which comes close to CHF41bn (€38bn) as of December 31, 2019. IIn a previous interview with IPE, the head of asset management at Publica, Stefan Beiner, said the fund was working on three timeframes depicting different scenarios to navigate the COVID-19 crisis.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse earns No. 8 seed in NCAA tournament and will host Albany on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

first_img Related Stories Syracuse lacrosse head coach John Desko wins 2nd consecutive ACC Coach of the Year awardSyracuse men’s lacrosse’s offense is rounding into form at just the right timeSyracuse weathers Duke comeback to win 2nd straight ACC tournament championship4 Syracuse lacrosse players earn All-ACC honors Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse was named the No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Albany (12-3, 6-0 America East) in the first round in the Carrier Dome on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.The Orange beat the Great Danes on Feb. 21, 16-7. It was SU’s second game of the season and Albany’s first.The Orange finished the season 11-4 (2-2 Atlantic Coast) and received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament when it won its second ACC title in a row. SU battled back from a stretch of four losses in five games during the middle of the season to win five straight — three over ranked teams.Syracuse boasts the seventh-best offense in the country with 12.9 goals per game. Dylan Donahue leads the way with 59 points (28 goals and 31 assists) while Massachusetts transfer Nick Mariano has the most goals on the team with 34. Junior Sergio Salcido hadn’t scored a goal through the first two years of his career, but has 26 this season and is second on the team in points.Faceoff specialist Ben Williams’ 63.1 percent winning percentage is eighth-best. Since becoming the Orange’s starter in goal seven games ago, Evan Molloy is 6-1 with a 58.3 save percentage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf SU wins its first-round matchup, it will play its quarterfinal game in Providence, Rhode Island on May 21 against either No. 1 seed Maryland, Quinnipiac or Hartford.last_img read more