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Indonesia presidential election: Indonesians in Singapore cast votes at embassy

Published on Jul 6, 2014 10:56 AM

SINGAPORE - Indonesians in Singapore queued up patiently at their embassy on Sunday morning to cast their votes in one of Indonesia's most closely-contested presidential elections.

They were among the two million registered overseas voters who will pick either Jakarta governor Joko Widodo or former military general Prabowo Subianto as the seventh president of South-east Asia's biggest economy.

"We hope the winner will make Indonesia on the same level like other countries, like Singapore," said Mr Satria, 60, who is retired and living in Singapore.

His views reflected the hope of a dozen voters that The Straits Times spoke to on the grounds of the Indonesian Embassy.

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