The vice presidential candidates for the 2019 election are becoming more and more interesting with the emergence of Susi Pudjiastuti. The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is not only being considered by her boss, President Joko Widodo, but also by Prabowo Subianto. Her high popularity, integrity and performance, which are widely praised, give her the chance to be a strong candidate for vice president.
Jakarta Vice Governor Sandiaga Uno was the first to reveal that the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) was considering Susi as one of Prabowo’s vice presidential candidates. During the “Tidung Aquathlon” in Thousand Islands in early May, Sandiaga openly spoke that Susi was very suitable to be the running mate of Gerindra Chairman Prabowo Subianto.