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Jokowi, Prabowo camps prepare for large campaign rallies

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, March 20, 2019   /  08:23 am
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Clean campaign: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) and his challenger in this year’s presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, walk hand-in-hand during an event held in Jakarta on Sept. 23, 2018, in which they vowed to combat hoaxes and ethnic, religious, racial and ideological sentiments during the campaign period. (The Jakarta Post/Wendra Ajistyatama )

The respective camps of incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto have started gearing up for massive political rallies as the campaign season for the presidential election nears its final phase. Starting on Sunday, the two presidential candidates and their running mates will enter a three-week period in which they are officially allowed to address the public in large-scale campaign events across the country. The General Elections Commission (KPU) has divided Indonesia into two campaign zones, each comprising 17 of the country’s 34 provinces. The Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin and Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno tickets are set to take turns in holding campaign events in the two zones, switching between the zones every two days. The zoning system means that the rival camps will not hold campaign trails in the same zone, to reduce the possibility of clash...