I will run for president again says Former Indonesian general

Vastavam web: Prabowo Subianto, a former Indonesian general with a checkered human rights record, announced today that he’ll run for president in an election due next year, confirming an establishment challenger to current President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.The nationalist politician made the announcement at his expansive residence in Bogor in West Java. It will be his second attempt at the presidency of the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation after being defeated by Jokowi, a maverick candidate, in 2014.Jokowi was the first Indonesian from outside the country’s political and military elite to win the presidency.

The 2014 campaign was marred by dirty campaigning and wild internet rumors that Jokowi was a secret communist, an accusation often used in Indonesia to discredit or intimidate political opponents.”With all my energy, with all my soul and body, if the Gerindra Party orders me to run for the upcoming presidential election, I am ready to carry out the task,” Subianto said, according to TVOne.