JAKARTA -- Like millions of other young voters in the Indonesian capital, Ibrahim, a recent law graduate, warmed to the anti-establishment credo of Joko Widodo in voting him in as Jakarta's governor two years ago. Today, Ibrahim is volunteering for the presidential campaign of Widodo's opponent, Prabowo Subianto, an old-guard ex-special forces commander accused of kidnapping pro-democracy activists.
"The times have changed. No one is perfect," Ibrahim says in fluent English, referring to lingering accusations of human rights abuses against his chosen candidate. "It's better to look to the future."