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.
The regulation limiting the term of office of president and vice president is being sued in the Constitutional Court to pave the way for Jusuf Kalla to run again as vice president.
Prabowo’s step forward to become Gerindra’s presidential candidate is narrowing the path for others. What are the chances for Gatot Nurmantyo, Zainul Majdi, Mahfud MD, and other non-party figures?
Gerindra has succeeded in convincing Prabowo to become a presidential candidate again in the 2019 election. Party interest is the main reason, specifically to boost Gerindra’s electability and votes.
Prabowo is still hesitating from running in the 2019 presidential election because of two important factors. The offer to accompany Jokowi as vice presidential candidate is becoming more interesting.
Setya Novanto accused senior PDI-P officials of receiving bribes in the e-ID project. This could turn into a political crisis for the main supporting party of President Joko Widodo.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) has hinted at supporting President Joko Widodo in the 2019 presidential election, but is also conducting a guerrilla campaign to build a third axis.
PKS has rejected joining the coalition of parties supporting President Joko Widodo in the 2019 election, but its leaders are reportedly impressed that he still remembers the party.
President Joko Widodo is seriously considering Jusuf Kalla or Prabowo Subianto as his vice presidential candidate to dominate the election in 2019.
The PDI-P decision to support President Joko Widodo as its presidential candidate in 2019 shows a more balanced and mutual relationship. But there will still be conflicts.