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Jokowi heads to Kupang, Palangkaraya, Prabowo to Yogyakarta on campaign trail

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 8, 2019   /   11:40 am
Jokowi heads to Kupang, Palangkaraya, Prabowo to Yogyakarta on campaign trail  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 )

Incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is scheduled to meet thousands of his supporters in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, on Monday,  while challenger Prabowo Subianto is set to hit the campaign trail in Yogyakarta.

According to the schedule released by the Jokowi-Ma'ruf Amin national campaign team, the incumbent will head to Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, after campaigning at Sitarda Lasiana field in Kupang.

"The campaign event in Kupang is very important because Pak Jokowi wants to greet the people living in eastern Indonesia," Jokowi-Ma'ruf campaign team executive Moeldoko said in a statement on Monday.

 

Since the start of campaign rally season on March. 25, Jokowi has visited a number of provinces in eastern Indonesia, including South Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Papua and West Papua.

Ma'ruf, meanwhile, is set to attend an event with Berselawat Majelis Taklim (Islamic Study Congregations) at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, during which he will engage with santri(Islamic boarding school students). The Muslim cleric will depart to Bekasi for other events afterwards.

Prabowo, who on Sunday attended his and running mate Sandiaga Uno's largest campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, is scheduled to greet supporters at Kridosono Stadium in Yogyakarta on Monday.

Sandiaga, together with the coalition of political parties backing the pair's candidacy, will attend a separate event at Ki Magetan sports hall in Magetan, Central Java, kompas.com has reported.