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Indonesia's Widodo has edge in bid for second presidential term

Incumbent has backing of business and media, but bribery scandal looms

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto (right) attend a ceremony marking the start of the campaigning period for next year's election in Jakarta on September 23.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Campaigning for Indonesia's April 2019 presidential election began on Sept. 23, with the incumbent, Joko Widodo, aiming for a second term.

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