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Jokowi-Prabowo rematch begins

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana, Marguerite Afra Sapiie, and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  12:14 am

Race begins: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, accompanied by running mate Ma’ruf Amin, submits a registration document for next year’s presidential election to General Elections Commission (KPU) head Arief Budiman in Jakarta on Friday. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)The much-anticipated election rematch between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his old rival, Prabowo Subianto, is finally on after both candidates registered themselves at the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters on Friday.

Jokowi and Prabowo had both officially announced their running mates, Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chairman Ma’ruf Amin and outgoing Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno, respectively, less than 24 hours earlier.

Wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the words “Bersih, Merakyat dan Kerja Nyata” (Clean, Humble and Real Work), Jokowi stepped out of his car with Ma’ruf a...