What was that Indonesian election for again?

By Liam Gammon
Updated October 31 2019 - 9:20pm, first published October 28 2019 - 4:30am

A few weeks before Indonesia's presidential election in 2014, I had coffee with a left-wing activist who'd volunteered for Joko Widodo's presidential campaign. I enquired about her state of mind, given that polls suggested that the former general Prabowo Subianto might be headed for an upset victory. "Honestly, I'm scared that my friends and I can't live safely in this country if Prabowo becomes president," she replied with surprising intensity.

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