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Indonesia election

Jokowi and Prabowo clash over infrastructure in final debate

Charged campaign ends ahead of Wednesday's vote for Indonesia's presidency

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, second from left, and presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after their last presidential debate in Jakarta on Apr. 13. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's signature infrastructure drive dominated his final TV debate with opponent Prabowo Subianto before Wednesday's election for leader of the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

The outspoken Subianto said the incumbent's infrastructure plans would mean more imported products flooding the Indonesian market, causing the country's persistent current account deficits to widen while hurting farmers and domestic industry. Widodo said further industrialization, a shared goal, cannot be achieved without more infrastructure.

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