As predicted, the Golkar Party nominated the regent of Kutai Kartanegara Rita Widyasari—who is also the daughter of former Kutai Kartanegara Regent Syaukani Hasan Rais—as their governor candidate for the resource-rich province’s gubernatorial race next year. Golkar is the largest political party in the East Kalimantan. PDIP, the second largest political party in the province, on the other hand may nominate Awang Ferdian Hidayat—who is the son of East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak. A battle between Rita Widyasari and Awang Ferdian Hdayat would be a battle of political dynasties. To subscribe please click here