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Who will be Jokowi's V-P for 2019 polls?

Having secured his party's ticket, Joko needs a strong running mate

It was always a foregone conclusion in Indonesia that President Joko Widodo would seek a second term.

The declaration by the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) last Friday to nominate him as their presidential candidate for the election in April next year was merely another formality.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Who will be Jokowi's V-P for 2019 polls?'. Subscribe