Hatta Rajasa is also the Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN). This party finished sixth in the 2014 legislative election securing 7.59 percent of the vote. Together with the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), which finished third in the election, as well as the PKS and PPP, PAN is expected to form a coalition in order to be able to nominate a presidential and vice-presidential candidate (political parties need at least 25 percent of the popular vote in the legislative election to nominate a pair). The Gerindra-PAN-PKS-PPP coalition will put its support behind Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidate in the election. After today's meeting between Rajasa and Yudhoyono, a press conference will be held.

A new survey, conducted by Indikator Politik Indonesia, indicates that Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is still the top favorite to win Indonesia's presidential election. According to the survey, if the election would be held today then Jokowi would secure 31.8 percent of the vote, followed by Subianto at 19.8 percent and Aburizal Bakrie (Chairman of the Golkar) with seven percent. Jokowi is the presidential candidate of the PDI-P, NasDem and PKB coalition. Reportedly, Jokowi will also meet President Yudhoyono today to request for a holiday from his activities as Governor of Jakarta in order to focus on his presidential bid. Contrary to ministers, governors do not need to resign from their posts in this context.

Indonesian Legislative Election 2014:

       Percentage      Absolute
 PDI-P         18.95%     23,681,471
 Golkar         14.75%     18,432,312
 Gerindra         11.81%     14,760,371
 PD         10.19%     12,728,913
 PKB          9.04%     11,298,957
 PAN          7.59%      9.481.621
 PKS          6.79%      8,480,204
 NasDem          6.72%      8,402,812
 PPP          6.53%      8,157,488
 Hanura          5.26%      6,579,498
 PBB          1.46%      1,825,750
 PKPI          0.91%      1,143,094

Further Reading:

Indonesian Politics: the Presidential Candidates' Running Mates
Official Result of the Indonesian Legislative Election 2014 Released
Joko Widodo Expected to Announce Running Mate for Indonesian Elections
Golkar-Gerindra Coalition's President: Aburizal Bakrie or Prabowo Subianto?
Indonesian Politics Update: PKB Approaches PDI-P to Form Coalition
Parliamentary Election in Indonesia; Overview of Popular Political Parties
Indonesian Politics
Analysis of Quick Count Results of the Indonesian Legislative Election 2014
Can Joko Widodo Accelerate the Democratization Process in Indonesia?
Indonesia’s 2014 Presidential Candidates; a Profile of Aburizal Bakrie
Towards Indonesia's Presidential Elections: a Profile of Prabowo Subianto
The Tough Road of Yudhoyono's Democratic Party towards the 2014 Elections