Indonesia elections: Follow ST's live coverage of the April 17 polls

More than 192 million people are eligible to vote in Indonesia's first-ever simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.
More than 192 million people are eligible to vote in Indonesia's first-ever simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Indonesians will head to the polls on Wednesday (April 17) in the country's first-ever simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.

All eyes will be on incumbent Joko Widodo as he squares off once more against former army general Prabowo Subianto in what is expected to be a tight rematch of the last presidential race in 2014.

More than 192 million people are eligible to vote, and about 70 million of them are first-time voters between the ages of 16 and 20.

Follow The Straits Times' live coverage from 8am on Tuesday, as our team of correspondents bring you the latest from across the vast archipelagic state.

Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Linda Yulisman and Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh as well as regional correspondent Jeffrey Hutton and photojournalist Ariffin Jamar will have real-time updates on our special live blog.

Indonesia bureau chief Francis Chan and ST foreign editor Jeremy Au Yong will helm videos on the most important developments throughout the day.

You can also get quick count results as they come in.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION:

- Go to www.straitstimes.com for the special live blog, videos and photos by ST's team

- Read stories and analyses on ST's Indonesia election microsite

 
 
 
 

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GET UP TO SPEED WITH ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE INDONESIA ELECTIONS WITH THESE STORIES:

- What to expect on Polling Day 

- Find out what is at stake in the rematch between Mr Joko and Mr Prabowo through our interactive graphic

- Will it be a close finish to the presidential race? Read bureau chief Francis Chan's take

- Recap the twists and turns on the campaign trail in the lead-up to the polls

- Who are the candidates and what are the hot-button issues? Here are six things you need to know