The Government and the House of Representatives (DPR) agreed to hold the 2020 simultaneous regional elections on December 9, 2020. Political parties and the aspiring candidates are thus busy preparing for the contest. The former Vice Minister of Law & Human Rights under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) administration Denny Indrayana, for example, has obtained the endorsement of the Democratic Party to run as a governor candidate of the South Kalimantan province, home to major coal and palm oil producers. 

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