Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto registered for the 2024 presidential election, setting the stage for a three-way race for the top job. Prabowo is the chairman of the Gerindra Party and has been a leading contender in the past two presidential elections. He is known for his populist rhetoric and his focus on national security and economic development.
Prabowo’s running mate is Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo. Gibran is the mayor of Solo, a city in central Java. He is relatively inexperienced in politics, but his selection is seen as an attempt by Prabowo to appeal to younger voters and to secure the support of President Widodo’s coalition partners.
The other two contenders in the race are Ganjar Pranowo, the governor of Central Java, and Anies Baswedan, the governor of Jakarta. Both men are popular among voters, but they lack the same level of national name recognition as Prabowo.
The 2024 presidential election is expected to be a close race. Prabowo is the current frontrunner, but Ganjar and Anies are both viable candidates. The outcome of the election will have a significant impact on the future of Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy.
Here is a summary of the three main candidates in the 2024 Indonesian presidential election:
Prabowo Subianto: Gerindra Party chairman, Defense Minister, and former special forces commander.
Ganjar Pranowo: Governor of Central Java and a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).
Anies Baswedan: Governor of Jakarta and a member of the NasDem Party.
The election will be held on February 14, 2024.