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The Old Bali Blog « The Blues have it? Indonesia goes to the polls

In the red corner: Prabowo, a tough ex-Special Forces general with a temper to match.

In the the blue corner: Jokowi, a modest, forward-thinking populist who likes wearing checked shirts.

Today, July 9 2014, is the day Indonesia's 187 million voters go to the polls - at the country's most important political crossroads since the old dictator Suharto was booed off-stage during a bloody People's Revolt in 1998.

On the day, both sides claim victory based on quick poll counts. The real results are out on July 22.

One thing's a sure bet.

Nothing is what it seems in the Republik Mimpi – the Republic of Dreams.

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