In six months’ time, Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, will be holding its presidential election, known as pilpres, simultaneously with the People’s Consultative Assembly election for the first time in history.
With 20 political parties contesting in the upcoming general election and presidential race, and with familiar faces involved such as Joko Widodo (Jokowi), who is seeking his second five-year term as president; Prabowo Subianto, leader of the Gerindra Party; and Anies Baswedan, governor of Jakarta; the contests will be tough ones.
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