In photos: Indonesian voters cast ballots in largest-ever elections

Amr Yehia in Jakarta , Wednesday 14 Feb 2024

Al-Ahram Online visited polling stations across Jakarta as the country holds its largest-ever elections, with millions participating in choosing a new president, vice president, and legislators.

Indonesian voters

 

Elderly and youth alike turned out in force on Wednesday, 14 February, as the first time Indonesia is holding its presidential, legislative, and local elections on a single day.

Amidst the bustling activity, Ahram Online captured scenes from Keput Muria, north of Jakarta, and Tuludong district in the south of the capital.

More than 823,000 polling stations are open nationwide.

This pivotal election determines the successor to President Joko Widodo.

Three candidates are vying for the top spot: Anies Baswedan of the Change Alliance, Prabowo Subianto of the Alliance for Advanced Indonesia, and Jangar Pranowo of the Alliance of Political Parties.

Similarly, three candidates are vying for the vice presidency: Muhaimin Iskandar (Change Alliance), Gibran Rakabuming Raka (Alliance for Advanced Indonesia), and Mahfud M.D. (Alliance of Political Parties).

Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy, stands at a crossroads, and these elections hold immense significance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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