Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | 03:44 WIB

Observer: Prabowo Better to Become Behind Scene Actor in 2019 Presidential Election

Executive Director of Lingkar Madani (Lima) Ray Rangkuti (left).

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Political observer Ray Rangkuti assessed Prabowo Subianto has difficulties to win in the 2019 Presidential Election if he needs to face Joko “Jokowi” Widodo again. The Gerindra Party chairman is advised to mobilize his resources to support another figure.

Ray Rangkuti said Prabowo with his intelligence of strategy and party cadres would remain very valuable for a presidential candidate.

"Prabowo is better to become behind the scene actor for a figure that has high popularity and electability," said Ray Rangkuti.

"It should be started from now [to find] who the figure is because if it's late it will be troublesome," said Ray in Jakarta, Tuesday (11/14/2017).

Ray said the political dynamics and positive image attached to President Jokowi would make it difficult for Prabowo to fulfill his political desires.

"Seeing from the electability and political dynamics surely it needs consideration whether Prabowo will be re-nominated in 2019," predicted Ray Rangkuti who is also Executive Director of Lingkar Madani (Lima).