Missed handshakes and absences: Tensions emerge between Jokowi and incoming president Prabowo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) and incoming President Prabowo Subianto at military headquarters in Jakarta, on Feb 28. PHOTO: AFP
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JAKARTA - Signs of tension between Indonesia’s outgoing President Joko Widodo and incoming president Prabowo Subianto have emerged, the local media reported, citing a series of awkward incidents witnessed by the public earlier in March. 

While it has been the case following each of the past four presidential polls that power naturally transitioned from the outgoing president to the incoming successor, that does not appear to be the case this time round.

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