Jokowi, Prabowo turn to economics

Food, energy and infrastructure among topics to be covered in today's presidential debate

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto shaking hands after their first debate, on Jan 17, while their respective running mates Ma'ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno look on.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto shaking hands after their first debate, on Jan 17, while their respective running mates Ma'ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno look on.PHOTO: REUTERS

President Joko Widodo will face Mr Prabowo Subianto, his sole challenger in the April 17 election, in a live debate today, the second of five scheduled between the two men in the run-up to the polls.

More than 190 million voters in the world's third largest democracy will be going to the polls which, for the first time, are being held simultaneously with legislative elections.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 17, 2019, with the headline 'Jokowi, Prabowo turn to economics'. Subscribe