Indonesia’s epic election

Indonesia’s presidential, parliamentary and regional elections take place on Wednesday.

There’s a lot to be decided in one day and whoever comes out on top will lead the world’s largest Muslim country until 2024.

Logistically, the elections will be quite a feat. Take in some of these numbers:

  • almost 245,000 candidates across the country
  • 800,000 polling stations
  • close to 192 million registered voters
  • only six hours to vote
  • about 80 million millenial voters – almost the equivalent of Germany’s population

In the presidential race, it’s between the incumbent, Joko Widodo, who rose from humble beginnings to run on a pro-poor platform in 2014, and Prabowo Subianto, a former military general he defeated last time around.