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Jokowi’s Strongman Rival Prabowo Eyes Third Presidential Run

  • Prabowo announces his intention 18 months before elections
  • Current president unable to run again due to term limits
Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will run for the presidency in 2024.

Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will run for the presidency in 2024.

Photographer: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

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Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will run for the presidency in 2024, hoping the third time’s a charm as he tops popularity surveys on the back of his strongman image and support from the majority Muslim population.

Prabowo, who leads Indonesia’s third largest party Gerindra, announced his intention in a briefing after a party meeting on Friday.