JAKARTA, NNC - Gerinda Chairman Prabowo Subianto will announce whether he will run for the 2019 Presidential Election in Indonesia on April, 2018. This was conveyed by Gerindra Deputy Chairman Ferry Juliantono.
He said that it was likely that Prabowo will announce his candidacy on first or second week of April. "There will be one event where Mr. Prabowo will answer his willingness to come forward as presidential candidate from Gerindra," Ferry said at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Sarinah, Jakarta, on Sunday (03/18).
Many in the ranks of Gerinda have discussed their desire for Prabowo to run for President, and this condition will be considered by the Gerindra chairman.
"By the end of this month, there will be a request from regions to ask Mr. Prabowo Subianto to participate in the 2019 Presidential Election as candidate again," he continued.
In relation to Prabowo's candidacy, Gerindra will open a coalition with other political parties. "We also should not be too confident, and that this presidential treshold rule requires us to establish communication with other parties," Ferry added.
PKS is currently willing to collaborate with Gerindra. Ferry said his party is still open for other parties to form coalition with Gerindra.