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Indonesia’s Election May Only Have One Candidate

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Joko Widodo
Joko WidodoPhotographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo may find himself without a challenger in the next election.

While Prabowo Subianto -- leader of the main opposition party and runner up in the 2014 election -- has accepted his party’s endorsement, it’s uncertain if he can assemble a viable coalition to be nominated by an August deadline. Widodo is leading in opinion polls and wooing the former general, who’s seen as his only real competition.