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10 Apr 2019 | 05:14 PM UTC

Indonesia: Heightened security expected near Jokowi rally in Jakarta Apr. 13

Indonesia News Alert

Joko Widodo to hold final mass campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta on April 13; heightened security presence, large crowds, and increased traffic congestion expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Jakarta

Event

Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, will hold a final campaign rally in Jakarta on Saturday, April 13, at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium. The mass rally and a series of concerts is expected to take place between 12:00 and 17:00 (local time), though attendees will likely begin arriving in the area hours before. Increased security measures, including the deployment of security personnel, checkpoints, and road closures, are expected throughout the day. Associated disruptions and traffic congestion are also likely.

Context

April 13 is the final day of campaigning before the April 17 elections. Incumbent President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, of the PDI-P faces challenger Gerindra party candidate Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who previously ran in 2014. Jokowi selected Nahdlatul Ulama leader Ma'ruf Amin as his running mate and Prabowo's vice presidential candidate is Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno.

Advice

Individuals in Jakarta are advised to avoid all political demonstrations as a precaution and anticipate a heightened security presence and associated disruptions in the vicinity of the rally.

 

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