In the 2014 presidential election, Prabowo carried both Bekasi and West Java. President Jokowi has devoted much time and energy to winning back the province in 2019. Photo: Wartakini.co
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

In Bekasi, the ‘Jersey of Indonesia’, a clue to Widodo’s election hopes

  • The Indonesian president lost the battle for West Java, the country’s most-populous province, to Prabowo Subianto in 2014
  • This time, he hopes choosing a Muslim running mate and spending lavishly on airports and railways will be enough to turn the result around

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In the 2014 presidential election, Prabowo carried both Bekasi and West Java. President Jokowi has devoted much time and energy to winning back the province in 2019. Photo: Wartakini.co
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