Two wives compete to replace husband-regent
This is something! Probably the first in modern Indonesian history that two wives are competing in an election. This is about Mrs Haryanti and Mrs Nurlaila, wives of Kediri regent, Sutrisno, who enter a fierce race to be the next regent (2010-2015).
Detik.com reported that Golkar and PPP have endorsed Mrs Haryanti, the first wife, while National Mandate Party (PAN) nominates the second wife Hj Nurlaila. Golkar and PPP have reportedly jumped ship from Nurlaila to Haryanti. Their husband, Sutrisno, raised to power with the support of PDI-P. It is not clear who will get the support from PDI-P.
Earlier on Tuesday, Detik.com quoted political science lecturer at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Suko Susilo, saying it's unethical to have both the regent's wives entering the race. Well...