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Another hurdle for Prabowo as cracks in coalition widen

Party leader calls for alliance to be dissolved in bid to calm tensions following vote results

The cracks seem to be deepening in the alliance that backed former general Prabowo Subianto's presidential run, after a leader from the Democratic Party publicly called for their coalition to be dissolved to help ease tensions in Indonesia.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, the party's deputy secretary-general Rachland Nashidik suggested to incumbent President Joko Widodo and Mr Prabowo that disbanding their rival coalitions could be a "quick recipe" for peace.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2019, with the headline 'Another hurdle for Prabowo as cracks in coalition widen'. Subscribe