Indonesian Authorities Seek to Cool Pra…

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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