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

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

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

Written by Staff Writer

17 Apr, 2019 | 12:24 pm

Reuters – Voting in Indonesia’s presidential and parliamentary polls was underway in the east of the country early on Wednesday (April 17), the start of the world’s biggest single-day election.

More than 192 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections with 245,000 candidates vying for votes in what is described as the world’s biggest single-day election.

President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in 2014.

Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. local time (2200 GMT on April 16) in the east. Capital Jakarta, which is two hours behind, will open at 0000GMT. The nationwide poll will close at 1 p.m. local time (0600 GMT) in the west.

 

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