Indonesian Public Order Agency officers don riot gear for a security roll-call in Banda Aceh on April 11. Photo: AFP

Widodo thinks he won the election, as does Prabowo. Is Indonesia on the verge of a 1998-style uprising?

  • Initial polls suggest Joko Widodo is set for victory, but challenger Prabowo Subianto has repeatedly insisted he won, accusing the president’s party of electoral fraud
  • With support building for the opposition leader, concerns are rising about the threat of a people-power movement similar to the one against Suharto – this time with backing from extremist Islamic groups
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Indonesian Public Order Agency officers don riot gear for a security roll-call in Banda Aceh on April 11. Photo: AFP
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