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In world's biggest one-day election, Indonesia votes for its president

WorldNews Wednesday, 17 April 2019
In world's biggest one-day election, Indonesia votes for its presidentJAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesians began voting in the world's biggest single-day election on Wednesday as polling stations opened across the sprawling equatorial archipelago following a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament. The eight-hour vote across a country that stretches more than 5,000 km (3,000 miles) from its western to eastern tips is both a Herculean logistical feat and testimony to the resilience of democracy two decades after authoritarianism was defeated. President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last...
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According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo stood 13 percentage points ahead in the race to lead the world's third-largest democracy based on an unofficial early count of votes by pollster CSIS. Reuters reports that Widodo is running against former...

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