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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo may face multiple rivals in re-election bid

It may not be a two-horse race for Mr Prabowo Subianto after all as recent developments point to more potential candidates for the Indonesian presidency.
All eyes are on the growing list of candidates who have indicated that they may run against President Joko Widodo, 56, when the race for the highestoffice kicks off officially in September, seven months ahead of the polls in April next year. PHOTO: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JOKOWI

JAKARTA • It's the annual "quiet time" in Jakarta after the exodus of millions from the capital to their hometowns across Indonesia to celebrate the end of Ramadan tonight.

Most companies, ministries, government agencies, and other non-essential public services will be closed for business until next Wednesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Jokowi may face multiple rivals in re-election bid'. Subscribe