Prabowo enters Indonesia’s 2019 election race after months of indecision


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FOR followers of Indonesian national politics it will feel like déjà vu, as Prabowo Subianto and the incumbent President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo look to re-face each other for the top job next year in a presidential rematch.

The former general has been a contentious figure, but nonetheless remains widely popular across the Indonesian electorate. He thus represents the biggest potential threat to Jokowi’s election platform.

Prabowo is an enduring fixture of Indonesian political life. After having married former President Suharto’s daughter and overseen a controversial tenure as commander of the Army’s special forces, he has made the

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