Indonesian vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno. Photo: Jack Hewson

Indonesia election ‘not about religion’, says Sandiaga Uno. It’s about unity – and the economy

  • Indonesia’s presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto has been accused of playing to conservative Muslims in his effort to unseat President Joko Widodo
  • No, his running mate tells This Week in Asia: they stand for unity – and the economy
Topic |   Asia elections

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Indonesian vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno. Photo: Jack Hewson
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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
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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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