The Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin duo offers political stability in the second period, while Sandiaga Uno and Prabowo Subianto promise better economic conditions.
President Joko’s decision to choose Ma’ruf Amin and Prabowo’s to take Sandiaga Uno have surprised many. In choosing a running mate, electoral considerations play a more important role.
Efforts to find a compromise in the war of interests within the Prabowo-SBY coalition are making the problem more complicated. It has the potential to bring surprises and new political constellations.
Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono’s chances to be Prabowo’s vice presidential candidate are rising, and there are also intensive moves to build a third axis with Gatot Nurmantyo’s name reappearing.
Religious figures are being considered as vice president candidates by both Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto.
Prabowo Subianto’s coalition for the 2019 presidential election challenging President Joko Widodo is growing bigger, but his motives may not be aimed at winning the presidential election.
There will be only two candidate pairs in the 2019 presidential election due to a coalition between the Gerindra and Democratic parties, increasing Jokowi’s chances of winning.
Opposition parties have yet to reach agreement on candidates for president and vice president for the 2019 presidential election. Such a prolonged situation may cause friction.