Great Opportunity for "Stubborn" Susi to Run in Presidential Election

The popularity of Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti is soaring, and both Jokowi and Prabowo are considering her as their running mate in 2019.


Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti received an honorary title from Tatar Sunda indigenous people at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Office in Jakarta, 19 July 2017. | Galih Pradipta | ANTARAFOTO

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.

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