Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto greets supporters during a campaign rally on Wednesday. April 10.Photo: EPA

Indonesia elections: is Prabowo Subianto on the verge of a Mahathir Mohamad-style upset?

  • Not long ago, few pollsters would have given Prabowo Subianto a chance of defeating incumbent President Joko Widodo
  • But now the former special forces general is gaining momentum – and drawing inspiration from Malaysia’s 93-year-old leader
Topic |   Asia elections

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Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto greets supporters during a campaign rally on Wednesday. April 10.Photo: EPA
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Prabowo Subianto’s supporters during a campaign rally in Solo. Photo: EPA

Indonesia election: Prabowo Subianto rallies supporters in Joko Widodo’s heartland Solo, claiming he is on ‘holy mission to save the country’

  • Prabowo has also pledged to promote growth and transform Indonesia into an ‘Asian Tiger’
  • ‘Central Java is a determining point’, he says
Topic |   Indonesia

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Prabowo Subianto’s supporters during a campaign rally in Solo. Photo: EPA
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