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Millions vote in ‘identity-defining’ poll

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 17, 2019 12:58

Millions vote in ‘identity-defining’ poll

Indonesians have begun voting in one of the world’s largest elections after a bitter campaign in which religion has played a prominent role.

The presidential race is a re-match of the 2014 contest, with incumbent Joko Widodo taking on ex-general Prabowo Subianto.

Both have made political moves in line with the increased prominence of conservative Islam in the country.

Widodo, looking to win another five-year term, is seen as the frontrunner.

Voters are now making their way to polling stations where they will vote by punching holes in ballots.

They’ll also have their fingers dipped in ink to prevent double voting.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 17, 2019 12:58

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