Many supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto want the country to veer towards Islamic statehood. Photo: AFPMany supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto want the country to veer towards Islamic statehood. Photo: AFP
Many supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto want the country to veer towards Islamic statehood. Photo: AFP

Indonesia election: in Prabowo versus Widodo, it’s Islamic statehood versus tolerance

  • The story of Indonesia’s 2019 election is one of two countries
  • In one, an aspiring, urban middle class frets about the erosion of diversity; in the other, rural conservative Muslims aspire to a caliphate

Topic |   Asia elections
Many supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto want the country to veer towards Islamic statehood. Photo: AFPMany supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto want the country to veer towards Islamic statehood. Photo: AFP
Many supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto want the country to veer towards Islamic statehood. Photo: AFP
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