Contenders make final push in Indonesia poll

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and former army commander Prabowo Subianto trying to win support from 190 million voters.

    Some 190 million Indonesians will head to the polls on Wednesday to pick the next leader of the world's third largest democracy.

    The race has been heating up between two candidates, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and government-backed former army general Prabowo Subianto.

    So far, the rival campaigns have shown how Indonesian elections are about personalities rather than policies, with issues like poverty, lack of infrastructure and religious intolerance hardly being addressed.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from West Java.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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