Prabowo Subianto greets supporters in Palembang, south Sumatra. Photo: Bloomberg Prabowo Subianto greets supporters in Palembang, south Sumatra. Photo: Bloomberg
Prabowo Subianto greets supporters in Palembang, south Sumatra. Photo: Bloomberg

Indonesia election: radical Islamist groups express support for Prabowo Subianto, sparking concerns of further conservatism

  • Hardline Islamists, including some calling for the establishment of a caliphate in secular Indonesia, have pledged support for Prabowo, a nationalist and moderate Muslim
  • Experts and activists believe the push for wider implementation of Sharia laws throughout the country will strengthen with a Prabowo win

Topic |   Asia elections
Prabowo Subianto greets supporters in Palembang, south Sumatra. Photo: Bloomberg Prabowo Subianto greets supporters in Palembang, south Sumatra. Photo: Bloomberg
Prabowo Subianto greets supporters in Palembang, south Sumatra. Photo: Bloomberg
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