Civic and government leaders including former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono have thrown cold water on plans by losing presidential election candidate Prabowo Subianto to hold a massive protest rally in the center of Jakarta. Despite a fairly-decisive trouncing in April 17 national elections, Prabowo continued to insist he had won a 62 percent victory over incumbent President Joko Widodo and called on followers to hold mass prayers on April 19, the Friday weekly Muslim day of prayers.

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