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COMMENT | Indonesia’s Valentine polls
COMMENT | All eyes are on Indonesia’s elections as 205 million voters will simultaneously decide on who will be their president, vice president, member of the national and provincial parliaments and local representatives tomorrow.

It is the world’s largest single-day election. Early voting has already begun for millions of overseas voters, including over 200,000 Indonesians in Kuala Lumpur at the World Trade Centre (WTC) Kuala Lumpur last Sunday.

Focus has been on the presidency, a three-way race in which the repackaged former general Prabowo Subianto, known for his involvement in the violence in Timor Leste, is now seen as a cat-loving grandfather endorsed by the sitting president Joko Widodo (Jokowi), whose son is on Prabowo’s ballot as vice-president.

As has been the practice in contemporary Southeast Asia, former opponents are now...

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