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Indonesian presidential race: The more the merrier for Widodo

Old rival Subianto wants united opposition, but other parties are seeking their own candidates

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, right, will likely face a rematch against Prabowo Subianto, center, in the 2019 election. But former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may also play a key role. 

JAKARTA -- As opposition parties choose candidates for Indonesia's 2019 election, President Joko Widodo appears headed for a rematch against his foe from the hotly contested 2014 race.

Indonesian voters will select a president and legislators in April, with Widodo eligible for a second five-year term. Presidential candidates require nomination by a party or coalition holding 20% or more of the seats in the country's parliament.

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