Indonesian Politician Gorbachev Says To Run For Country's Parliament To Achieve Reforms

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Indonesian Politician Gorbachev Says to Run for Country's Parliament to Achieve Reforms

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th April, 2019) Indonesian politician Mikhail Gorbachev Dom, named after former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, told Sputnik that he would run for the country's parliament in order to achieve reforms in the country.

On April 17, Indonesia will hold general elections, during which, for the first time in the history of the country, people will simultaneously elect the president, the vice president and members of the national parliament and local legislative bodies.

"I will run for parliament of Indonesia. My goal is [to achieve] political reforms in Indonesia.

The three main issues are corruption, intolerance and environment," Gorbachev said.

The Indonesian politician has repeatedly but unsuccessfully run for local elections in Bekasi city, located within the Jakarta metropolitan area. About three million people reside in the city. In recent years, he has acquired a reputation of a stubborn fighter for the preservation of the environment and has received the support of a significant number of voters in the region of northwestern Java, which includes Bekasi. Gorbachev will represent the Indonesian Solidarity Party at the upcoming elections.

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