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Indonesia Ruling Party Sides With Presidential Hopeful Prabowo: Media

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June 30, 2014 AT 3:54 AM
Indonesia's ruling Democratic Party, headed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said on Monday it was backing presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto ahead of next week's election. The world's third-largest democracy is due to choose a new leader on July 9 in what recent polls show will be a tight race between ex-general Prabowo and Jakarta governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. According to the Kompas website, Syarief Hasan, the party's head od daily operations,said "The Democratic Party has decided and instructed its members to fully support and vote for Prabowo ... in the coming presidential election."