Anyone thinking that the 2019 presidential race is already Jokowi’s is delusional. Results from the local elections we’ve just had show warning signs. The most obvious of which is the lacklustre performance of Jokowi’s primary political vehicle PDIP. Candidates associated with Jokowi’s rival Prabowo Subianto (and his Gerindra), on the other hand, surprised many for performing better than expected in the polls. Combine that with the fact that we will soon experience a 7-month long presidential campaign period should make us err on the side of caution.To subscribe please click here