2018 South Sulawesi gubernatorial election

The 2018 South Sulawesi Gubernatorial Election took place on 27 June 2018 as part of the simultaneous local elections. It was held to elect the governor of South Sulawesi alongside with their deputy, whilst members of the provincial council (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah) will be re-elected in 2019.

2018 South Sulawesi gubernatorial election

 2013 27 June 2018 2024 
Turnout 70.5%[1]
Nominee Nurdin Abdullah Nurdin Halid Ichsan Yasin Limpo
Party PDI-P Golkar Independent
Running mate Andi Sudirman Aziz Kahar Muzakkar Andi Mudzakar
Popular vote 1,867,303 1,162,751 807,330
Percentage 43.87 27.32 18.97%

Nominee Agus Arifin Nu’mang
Party Gerindra
Running mate Tanribali Lamo
Popular vote 419,055
Percentage 9.85%

Location of South Sulawesi within Indonesia

Governor and Deputy Governor before election

Syahrul Yasin Limpo
Agus Arifin Nu’mang

Elected Governor and Deputy Governor

Nurdin Abdullah
Sudirman Sulaiman

Incumbent Syahrul Yasin Limpo was barred from participating in the elections due to a constitutional term limits. Official candidates were sitting Deputy Governor of South Sulawesi Agus Arifin Nu’mang (id), former chairman of PSSI and current Program Coordinator of GolkarNurdin Halid, Syahrul Yasin Limpo‘s brother and former Regent of Gowa RegencyIchsan Yasin Limpo (id) and incumbent Regent of Bantaeng RegencyNurdin Abdullah.

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The election will have a voter count of 6,323,711, spread across 24 cities and regencies in South Sulawesi across over 17,000 polling stations.[2][3]

Registration for party-backed candidates were opened between 8 and 10 January 2018, while independent candidates were required to register between 22 and 26 November 2017.[4][5] The campaigning period would commence between 15 February and 24 June, with a three-day election silence before voting on 27 June.[6]

The Ichsan Yasin Limpo and Andi Mudzakar pair was the only independent pair in the election, having submitted over 500,000 verified identity cards in comparison to the required 483,514 (7.5 percent of the voter population) although several political parties still declared their support for the ticket.[7]

Candidates backed by political parties are required to have the backing of at least 17 seats in the DPRD (regional council) to run.[8]

# Candidate Position Running mate Parties
1 Nurdin Halid
Program Coordinator of Golkar Aziz Kahar Muzakkar
Total: 35 seats[9]
2 Agus Arifin Nu’mang
(Great Indonesia Movement Party)
Deputy Governor of South Sulawesi Tanribali Lamo
Total: 19 seats[8]
3 Nurdin Abdullah Regent of Bantaeng Regency
Andi Sudirman
Total: 20 seats[9]
4 Ichsan Yasin Limpo
Regent of Gowa Regency Andi Mudzakar
Independent [10]
Supported by:

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