Eye on re-election, Widodo plays the Islam card

Indonesian leader selects an influential conservative cleric as his running mate for 2019 polls, a calculated response to opposition criticism of his spiritual credibility

Jakarta, August 14, 2018 2:47 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo prays during Nuzulul Quran event at Presidential Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 5, 2018. 
Photo: NurPhoto via AFP Forum
Indonesian President Joko Widodo prays during Nuzulul Quran event at Presidential Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 5, 2018. Photo: NurPhoto via AFP Forum
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