Popular governor of Indonesian capital ‘prepared’ to run for president

Popular governor of Indonesian capital 'prepared' to run for president

SINGAPORE: The popular governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday (Sep 15) said they are “prepared” to run pertaining to president of the tour’s third-largest democracy within 2024, despite not yet securing the support of any kind of political party.

With his five-year term as governor coming to a close the following month, Anies Baswedan, 53, has emerged within independent opinion forms as one of the top numbers expected to contest the presidential election because of in February 2024.

“I’m prepared to run for president if a party nominates me, ” he told Reuters in an interview in Singapore, adding that not as being a member of a party allows him “room to communicate with all factions”.

“These unrequested surveys happening prior to I’m even promotioning, I think they give me personally more credibility, ” said Anies, a former education minister plus university rector.

Other popular potential candidates include Defence Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Prabowo Subianto , who ran two times before, unsuccessfully, and Main Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo , an up-and-coming politician within the ruling party. Incumbent Joko Widodo provides reached his two-term limit and cannot run again.