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Five things to know about Indonesia's regional elections

Outcomes will hint at Widodo's re-election chance, Islamists' sway

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JAKARTA -- Half of Indonesia will head to the polls on Wednesday to elect governors, mayors and regents in 171 regions. The outcome of these elections will yield clues to President Joko Widodo's re-election prospects and influence his policies ahead of the 2019 presidential race.

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