Jokowi, Prabowo make final pitch before polls

The last presidential debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo & presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto at Sultan Hotel, on April 13, 2019.
The last presidential debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo & presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto at Sultan Hotel, on April 13, 2019.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Surveys show Indonesian leader remains the favourite as campaigning ends

It was a vintage performance by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who, at his final campaign rally yesterday, showed why he has been dubbed the "people's president" with polls showing he remains the favourite to win Wednesday's national election.

Mr Joko began his address to supporters packed into the Gelora Bung Karno stadium with a reminder about Indonesia's diversity, and why they must embrace their differences.

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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, Prabowo make final pitch before polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe