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Jokowi tipped to win in East Java despite changing dynamics : Indonesia will hold its presidential and legislative elections on April 17. With more than 192 million people eligible to vote, it will be the largest polls since direct elections were first held 15 years ago. The Straits Times reports on how the campaign is unfolding in key election battlegrounds across the vast archipelagic nation. To

Mar 04, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

East Java was where the fabled battle of Surabaya - a turning point in the fight for Indonesia's independence - took place in 1945.

Today, the province which has 30.9 million voters is a key battleground for President Joko Widodo as he seeks a second term in office at the April 17 polls.

A recent survey shows it remains a stronghold for Mr Joko, who will be hoping that his popularity there will spill over to West Java - the largest electorate with 32.5 million voters - where his ri...