Apart from naming Maj. Gen. (ret) Sudrajat as West Java governor candidate, the Chairman of the opposition Gerindra Party Lt. Gen. (ret) Prabowo Subianto also named La Nyalla Mattalitti as governor candidate for East Java’s 2018 gubernatorial election. This comes as no surprise given that La Nyalla has been widely mentioned as the frontrunner for securing Gerindra’s endorsement. The question now is whether La Nyalla can enter the race at all. Note that Gerindra cannot endorse a governor candidate on their own and their potential allies are moving closer towards endorsing either Saefullah Yusuf’s or Khofifah Indar Parawansa.To subscribe please click here