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Indonesia heads to the polls

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Indonesians today head to the polls to vote in the world's biggest single-day elections that will see incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo face off against long-time rival and former army general Prabowo Subianto.

Some 192.8 million people are eligible to vote across the archipelago's 17,000 islands in what is the world's biggest direct presidential election.

It's been billed as one of the most complicated single-day ballots ever under taken.

For the first time, Indonesia is holding its presidential and legislative elections on the same day, with more than 245,000 candidates running for over 20,000 seats.

It will require 800,000 polling stations and six million election workers to pull it off.

Only the Indian elections are bigger (with 900 million people eligible to vote) and they are held over a period of almost six weeks while Indonesia's elections take place over just six hours.

Unofficial early results are expected to be announced later on Wednesday, but the final official results will be made clear by May 22.

 

 

Source: Smart Trend Team