Statesmen too

Kompas – December 20, 2014
Statesmen too

Kid: These politicians are statesmen too right Dad? (headline reads Rival National Congress, Rival Chairperson)

Politician: Yes... but no... politicians think about seats, statesmen think about the people! (chair reads ‘Basic Commodities Party’)

Observers warn that the power struggle for control of Suharto’s former ruling party Golkar – which intensified after a breakaway faction opposing the leadership of Aburizal Bakrie appointed Agung Laksono as chairperson in a rival congress in Jakarta – is risking the party’s electoral chances.