Prabowo Subianto will challenge Indonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo next year. Photo: AFP

Prabowo vs Widodo: what makes general think Indonesian election will be a case of second time lucky?

General Prabowo Subianto will again challenge Joko Widodo in Indonesia’s presidental election – but economic jitters, dirty tricks and an emphasis on religion are no guarantee of a different result this time around

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Prabowo Subianto will challenge Indonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo next year. Photo: AFP
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.