Indonesia’s General Election Commission, which organizes the country’s elections, has come under attack by a flood of false news and hoaxes apparently aimed at delegitimizing its role as a neutral arbiter in the upcoming general election. The agency is scheduled to hold presidential and legislative elections simultaneously on April 17, with more than 190 million voters expected at 800,000-odd polling stations across the country. The presidential election is a rematch from 2014 between the incumbent, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, paired with fundamentalist Islamist Ma'ruf Amin, and former general Prabowo Subianto, whose running mate is wealthy businessman Sandiaga Uno.
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