The Governor of South Sumatera Alex Noerdin, who is also the chairman of Golkar Party’s South Sumatera chapter, is not able to seek re-election for having serve two terms. And so we may see many gubernatorial pair participating in the resource-rich province’s 2018 gubernatorial race. But since none of the political parties in the province has enough seats in the local legislative council (DPRD) to pass the 20% minimum threshold, they will have to form coalitions to pass the threshold and earn the right to nominate their pair of candidates. Given the constellation, we may see 4 to 5 pairs maximum. To subscribe please click here