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Indonesia presidential candidates: How they measure up

Published on May 20, 2014 3:48 PM
 

Indonesia's presidential election on July 9 will see a straight fight between two teams : Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla and Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa. Here's a look at the candidates and what they bring to the battle.

JOKO WIDODO

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, 52, of the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) has been in the job for less than two years, but he has won over many residents of the capital and beyond in his time there, propelling him to be a favourite for the presidency.

His biggest strength is his down-to-earth personality and approachable nature, which many voters find a refreshing change from other political leaders and officials.

 
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