Prabowo is Gerindra's choice for president

Former army general Prabowo Subianto's candidacy was widely anticipated.
Former army general Prabowo Subianto's candidacy was widely anticipated.

Indonesia's largest opposition party Gerindra yesterday officially declared former army general Prabowo Subianto as its candidate for next year's presidential election.

This was confirmed by party secretary-general Ahmad Muzani during a national coordination meeting in Hambalang, West Java.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'Prabowo is Gerindra's choice for president'. Print Edition | Subscribe