Indonesian elections

Jokowi needs to win big

For the incumbent President, still dogged by his status as an outsider, a narrow victory will mean a rocky road ahead

While incumbent Joko Widodo (above) commanded a strong lead for much of the long campaign, the final stretch has thrown up the increasing chance of his opponent, Mr Prabowo Subianto, pulling off an upset. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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More than 192 million Indonesians will cast their votes on Wednesday for the country's biggest round of elections - and one of its most important yet.

Much is at stake this time around, with the legislative and presidential elections taking place on the same day, in a country grappling with growing polarisation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline Jokowi needs to win big. Subscribe