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Candidates' picks for running mates surprise many in Indonesia

Jokowi's choice an apparent bid to satisfy coalition parties; Prabowo eyes youth vote

And then there were two.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Gerindra Party chief Prabowo Subianto will once again face off for the presidency next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Candidates' picks for running mates surprise many in Indonesia'. Subscribe