A tug of war is occurring in the opposition coalition against President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) before the closing of the president-vice president candidate registration on Friday (10/8). Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) has a bigger chance to be the vice presidential candidate of Prabowo Subianto. There are also intensive moves to build a third axis by carrying the name of former TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo.
On Monday (7/8) night, Prabowo met several clerics who initiated the forum of clerics and national figures, Forum Ijtima Ulama dan Tokoh Nasional. Attendees were the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Councils Fatwa (GNPF-MUI) Chairman M. Yusuf Martak, GNPF-MUI Secretary General Muhammad Al Khaththath, Forum Ijtima Ulama Steering Committee Head Abdul Rasyid Abdullah Syafii, and Head of Garda 212 Ansufi Idrus Sambo.