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Jakarta Post

Calls ring out for peaceful elections

  • Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 16 2019   /  12:22 am

Pilgrimage: President Joko Widodo walks out of the ka’ba at Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. The President and his family embarked on an umrah (minor haj) ahead of the presidential election on Wednesday.(Antara/Setpres/Laily Rachev)After months of campaigning, presidential and vice-presidential candidates are filling the three-day cooling-off period from Sunday to Tuesday with religious or traditional activities before voting day on Wednesday.Incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is currently in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for an umrah (minor haj) with his wife Iriana and sons Gibran Rakabuming Raka and Kaesang Pangarep. He flew to Mecca after the final presidential debate on Saturday evening. His running mate, Ma’ruf Amin, is spending the time with his family.Meanwhile, challenger Prabowo Subianto visited on Sunday the grave of his father, Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, a renowned...