KSPSI Banten Leader To Run For Governor

A region official of Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia (KSPSI – Confederation of Indonesian Labor Unions) has announced plans to run for Governor in the province of BantenChairman of KSPSI Banten Dwi Jatmiko plans to run in the October 2011 election and will be going up against the Mayor of Tangerang, Wahidin Halim, the Bupati of Lebak Regency, Mulyadi Jayabaya, and the incumbent Governor, Ratu Atut Chosiyah, the first female governor in Indonesia.

Despite the competition, other KSPSI officials pointed out that KSPSI has 600,000 members in the province.  Over a decade since reformasi in Indonesia, there are few success stories involves labor-based political parties or politicians, but I will keep an eye out for more news on this campaign.

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