Indonesia, a country of more than 270 million people, is set to stage its general elections on Feb 14.
By the country’s Constitution, the incumbent president Joko Widodo cannot run for a third term, which is why the outcome of the election will determine who gets to lead Southeast Asia’s biggest economy for the 2024-2029 period.
Analysts are predicting a three-horse presidential election between Mr Baswedan, Mr Pranowo and defence minister Prabowo Subianto.
Although several opinion and popularity polls have put Mr Subianto at the top, albeit within a narrow margin with Mr Pranowo, the defence minister has not named his pick for vice presidential candidate.
Mr Subianto has earlier said he is mulling on four possible nominees.