Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white doves and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will sharpen religious and ethnic divides. Photo: EPA

White doves symbolise start to ‘peaceful’ Indonesia election race between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto

Some 186 million voters are expected go to the polls on April 17, in an election which will also decide members of national and local parliaments

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Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white doves and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will sharpen religious and ethnic divides. Photo: EPA
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