Prabowo, ex-Jakarta deputy governor hope to woo youth, women

Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (left) and running mate Sandiaga Uno (beside him) filing their papers in Jakarta yesterday. With them is Prosperous Justice Party chairman Sohibul Iman (second from right).
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (left) and running mate Sandiaga Uno (beside him) filing their papers in Jakarta yesterday. With them is Prosperous Justice Party chairman Sohibul Iman (second from right).PHOTO: EPA-EFE

JAKARTA • In his second bid to be Indonesia's president, former army general Prabowo Subianto, 66, is pairing up with former Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno, 49, and they hope the combination will attract young and female voters.

After the duo registered as candidates at the General Elections Commission yesterday, Mr Prabowo underlined that he wants to come to power to serve Indonesia's people.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Prabowo, ex-Jakarta deputy governor hope to woo youth, women'. Print Edition | Subscribe