Gatot Nurmantyo can be the Dark Horse in 2019 Election: Observer

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Survey agency Poltracking Indonesia executive director Hanta Yuda stated the former chief of the National Army (TNI) Gatot Nurmantyo can be the dark horse if he obtains the ticket to run in the Presidential Election next year.

    “Even so far, Gatot’s electability rate is still below Jokowi’s and Prabowo’s, he can become the dark horse,” said Hanta in Jakarta, Tuesday, April 24.

    According to Hanta, the electability rate of Gatot Nurmantyo can be elevated so long any party interested to support him. Hanta added, Gatot is able to be a presidential candidate if the third political axis arises or any party appoints him to run the election. “It depends on the political communication,” he said.

    Other than Gatot Nurmantyo, Hanta mentioned several names who are able to be a presidential candidate including Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the son of Democrat Party Chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

    Hanta further explained there is at least three requirement to have a chance in winning the election namely electability, access to the party, and logistics. “As for the capability can be discussed after the winning,” he said.