Mayoral candidate Gibran Rakabuming, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, speaks alongside his running mate Teguh Prakosa during an election debate for mayor and deputy mayor in Solo on November 6. Photo: Reuters Mayoral candidate Gibran Rakabuming, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, speaks alongside his running mate Teguh Prakosa during an election debate for mayor and deputy mayor in Solo on November 6. Photo: Reuters
Mayoral candidate Gibran Rakabuming, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, speaks alongside his running mate Teguh Prakosa during an election debate for mayor and deputy mayor in Solo on November 6. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus pandemic

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Why Indonesia’s 100-million strong ‘democracy festival’ is sparking Covid-19 super spreader fears

  • More than 100 million people can vote in regional polls on Wednesday and health experts fear Southeast Asia’s worst-hit country will see more infections
  • The rise of political dynasties is also a concern as President Joko Widodo’s son and son-in-law battle for votes

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Mayoral candidate Gibran Rakabuming, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, speaks alongside his running mate Teguh Prakosa during an election debate for mayor and deputy mayor in Solo on November 6. Photo: Reuters Mayoral candidate Gibran Rakabuming, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, speaks alongside his running mate Teguh Prakosa during an election debate for mayor and deputy mayor in Solo on November 6. Photo: Reuters
Mayoral candidate Gibran Rakabuming, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, speaks alongside his running mate Teguh Prakosa during an election debate for mayor and deputy mayor in Solo on November 6. Photo: Reuters
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