Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi: Sukarno’s Legacy in Russia
FOR Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi, 58, his assignment as ambassador to Russia has been somewhat undemanding. Without having to work extra hard, invitations from various parts of Russia have flooded his office desk. Of the 18 states he has visited in the past one and a half years in office, half were at the invitation of local governments and communities. It seems that President Sukarno's popularity among Russians is the secret.
Some surveys have narrowed the field down to Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidates likely to run in the 2019 general election. Jokowi has officially been named presidential candidate, with the support of seven parties eligible to run in the general elections. And it is only a matter of time before Prabowo announces his candidacy.