Ted Regencia is an online journalist. He has covered US politics and foreign affairs in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, particularly Iran. He is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School in New York.
Voting in the world’s largest Muslim country seen as referendum on incumbent, who faces a tougher challenge from 2014 political nemesis.
Challenger lags incumbent in most national surveys but analysts say his supporters are better organised and can mobilise block voting.
Incumbent president Joko Widodo calls on voters to be optimistic about economy even as GDP growth stays flat.
Election watchdogs warn against ‘anti-democratic’ forces hijacking technology to subvert people’s will in April 17 polls
The 32-year-old environmentalist is among a crop of young leaders seeking legislative seats in world’s largest Muslim country.
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