Subianto conducts open campaign rally in Palembang, South Sumatra

Palembang, South Sumatra (ANTARA) – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto swung into high gear by kicking off an open campaign rally in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, on Tuesday.

The campaign’s venue, the Benteng Kuto Besak area, was thronged by several thousand people in white shirts hailing from across South Sumatra.

“We are 20 from Banyuasin. We intentionally arrived here in the morning, so we could be in the front at the venue,” Rudi Wismari, one of Subianto’s loyalists, remarked.

The Soneta dangdut music band, led by Rhoma Irama and Islamic music singer Nissa Syahbian, performed to engage the event’s attendees, as they awaited Subianto’s arrival.

The Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair’s South Sumatra team has estimated one hundred thousand footfalls at the campaign event.

The event will be secured by officers from the military and police, totaling 918.

More than 192 million Indonesians will exercise their voting rights in the 2019 simultaneous legislative and presidential elections scheduled nationwide on April 17.

The 2019 race is believed to be a repeat of the bitterly fought 2014 presidential election exposing the nation’s divide, as Joko Widodo (Jokowi) clashed against retired general Subianto.

Jokowi has selected well-known cleric Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate, while Subianto has zeroed in on successful, young businessman Sandiaga Uno as his running mate. Close

Source: ANTARA News