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Three candidate seen running for Indonesia’s presidential race

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Sunday it was almost certain he would face former president Megawati Soekarnoputri in the presidential election once again, but with different vice presidential candidates, reported the Jakarta Post.

“Almost certainly Megawati will be competing against with me. Almost certainly there will be another pair of presidential and vice presidential candidates,” he said at his residence in Cikeas, Bogor,responding to a question about the possibility of a coalition with Megawati’s party.

There is widespread speculation the other presidential candidate could be Prabowo Subianto, former commander of the Army’s Special Forces.

According to quick counts and the interim official poll results, Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party has won 20 percent of votes, followed by Megawati’s Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Golkar Party.

Prabowo’s Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) has collected about 5 percent, but Prabowo has managed to build a coalition with other smaller parties.

The presidential election is slated for July 8.

At the same occasion, Yudhoyono stipulated five criteria for his next vice presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Speaking to reporters at his residence in Cikeas, Bogor, Yudhoyono said his potential running mate should first of all have strong personal integrity, with strong morality in politics.




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