The city election of Surakarta, Central Java, is important to watch because one of its participants is the President’s eldest son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka. Gibran is still waiting for the official announcement of the local election commission (KPUD) on whether he would compete against an independent candidate or an undesignated blank ballot box. The independent candidate Bagyo Wahyono and his running mate FX Supardjo still have to complete the dossier required by the KPUD, and the deadline is today (Sep. 16).

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