There are more signs that the National Mandate Party (PAN)—and some other members of the Red-and-White opposition group (KMP)—are getting closer to joining the Great Indonesia ruling coalition (KIH). Having more members in the ruling coalition could create a stronger and more stable government, but trade offs are likely. Learning from what happened in the first eight months of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s presidency, expanding the ruling coalition could end up being nothing more than headaches. Jokowi already has enough problems with his ruling coalition, so why bother complicating the challenge? To subscribe please click here