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Indonesia election

Prabowo nibbles into Jokowi's wide lead in Indonesia election race

Latest opinion surveys point to incumbent's high support among the less educated

Indonesian Presidential Joko Widodo shakes hands with opponent Prabowo Subianto after a televised debate in Jakarta on Saturday.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo still holds a commanding lead in polls released just two weeks before the world's third-biggest democracy goes to the polls, but his gap over rival Prabowo Subianto has slightly narrowed.

The April 17 presidential election is a rematch of 2014, when Widodo, commonly known as Jokowi, beat the former army general.

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