The popular Mayor of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini and Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa are currently considered to be prospective candidates in East Java’s 2018 gubernatorial race. Political parties, especially PDIP and PKB (the two largest political parties in East Java), are likely to consider endorsing Risma and Khofifah as their governor candidates in order to take over executive leadership from the Democratic Party—the Democratic Party have been controlling the province for the last decade.To subscribe please click here