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Indonesia begins voting for new President amid economic concerns

Indonesia aims to enter a new phase in politics after President Joko Widodo has completed his maximum term as president.

The people of Indonesia will elect not only a new president and vice president but also parliamentary and local representatives in the world’s largest single-day election, reported Al Jazeera.

More than 204 million of Indonesia’s 270 million people are registered to vote, and while voting is not compulsory, election day is a public holiday so turnout is generally high. The voter turnout during the last election in 2019 was 81 per cent, according to Indonesia’s General Election Commission.

There are 18 national political parties across Indonesia, with 575 parliamentary seats up for grabs. The incumbent Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, popularly known as ‘Jokowi’, has…

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