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Indonesia makes final preparations for presidential elections

Monday, July 07, 2014 - 00:40

Indonesia's election commission and police get ready ahead of the July 9 presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) Indonesian election officials are making final preparations for presidential elections slated to be held on July 9. In Central Jakarta, officers from Indonesia's election commission were packing up ballot papers to be delivered to each of the 15 polling stations in the area. More than 190 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in the presidential election. This will be the first time in the world's third-largest democracy that a directly-elected president hands over the reins to another. They'll be choosing between between the relatively untested, untainted Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, or a tough nationalist Prabowo Subianto who has top military leadership experience but is dogged by decades-old allegations of army brutality, which he denies. Outgoing president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono must step down in October after serving a two-term limit.

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Indonesia makes final preparations for presidential elections

Monday, July 07, 2014 - 00:40