Indonesian opposition set to pick Prabowo for presidency

The announcement of former army general Prabowo Subianto's presidential nomination took longer than expected.
The announcement of former army general Prabowo Subianto's presidential nomination took longer than expected.PHOTO: PRABOWO SUBIANTO/FACEBOOK

Gerindra to unveil candidates in April; Jakarta governor tipped to be V-P pick

Indonesia's largest opposition party Gerindra will officially nominate former army general Prabowo Subianto as its candidate for the 2019 presidential polls.

Gerindra, which is short for the Great Indonesia Movement, also hopes to unveil Mr Prabowo's running mate at the announcement set for April 11, said party secretary-general Ahmad Muzani.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Opposition set to pick Prabowo for presidency'. Print Edition | Subscribe