Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia election: who will win between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto?

  • Jokowi again faces a challenge from former general Prabowo, who has attacked the incumbent’s track record on the economy and promised to end growing inequality
  • Religious identity politics and fake news have both shaped the campaign, which culminates next Wednesday
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Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin. Photo: Reuters
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Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin. Photo: AP

From youth voters to short-lived fears of golput, here are 5 takeaways from the Indonesian election

  • If incumbent president Joko Widodo wins the race, it would be third time unlucky for his rival, former general Prabowo Subianto
  • Fears of voters abstaining from casting their ballots appeared unfounded, with an estimated 80 per cent of eligible voters turning out at polling stations
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Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin. Photo: AP
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