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Still a chance for Jokowi-Kalla pairing

Indonesian V-P's backers challenge election law against incumbent vying for third term

A repeat of the incumbent Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla pairing for next year's Indonesian presidential election remains a possibilty, despite the passage of a law that effectively bans Mr Kalla from contesting as a vice-presidential candidate for a third time.

The Constitution Court agreed earlier this week to hear a petition filed by three supporters of Mr Kalla who are challenging the Election Law passed last July.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2018, with the headline 'Still a chance for Jokowi-Kalla pairing '. Print Edition | Subscribe