Smoke and mirrors

Kompas – September 21, 2013
Smoke and mirrors

Kid: For the convention test: Tempeh made from peanut and soybean residue... they’re fond of that right Mr?

Speculation is rife that the Democratic Party convention – which recently announced 11 ‘public figures’ as prospective candidates – is little more than smoke and mirrors before it goes ahead and appoints retired General Pramono Edhie Wibowo (centre-right), President Yudhoyono’s brother-in-law, as its presidential candidate. Many say he is the First Family’s preferred choice and the convention staged to grant him the nomination.