The Municipality of Surabaya in East Java is supposed to take part in the simultaneous regional elections this year with 268 other regions. But during the process of verifying mayoral candidates, the local election office (KPUD) of Surabaya eliminated a pair of contenders, leaving only incumbent Mayor Tri Rismaharini (better known as Risma) and her running mate Wisnu Sakti Buana as the only pair qualified to contest in the Surabaya election. By way of regulation, regional elections can only be held with a minimum of 2 pair of candidates in the contest. And so the KPUD Surabaya decided to open another round of candidate registration.To subscribe please click here