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Jokowi Widens Lead in Indonesia Election as Voting Day Nears

Joko Widodo
Joko WidodoPhotographer: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s lead over his challenger Prabowo Subianto widened to almost 26 points a month out from the country’s election, the latest pre-poll survey shows.

Widodo, also known as Jokowi, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin would garner 57.6 percent of votes if elections were held in mid-March, up from 54.9 percent in a January survey. Meanwhile Subianto, popularly known as Prabowo, and Sandiaga Uno would secure 31.8 percent, down from 32.1 percent, according to a survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting released on Sunday.