#INDOvote: The new dream
Indonesia's presidential elections last July 9 is unique, what some called its "Obama moment" - the first time an outsider from its political elite has a chance at its top post.
More than 130 million voters trooped to the polls over 6 hours in nearly 14,000 islands of the world's largest archipelago. Indonesia, the world's 3rd largest democracy, has the world's largest Muslim population.
It was only the 3rd time Indonesians are directly choosing their top leaders, but what a choice they had: between former army general and businessman Prabowo Subianto and former Solo mayor now Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo.
It was an election of firsts: the first time elections only had two candidates, and the first time both candidates claimed victory within hours of the polls closing.
It threw Indonesia into uncertainty, fanning fears of potential violence.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono cautioned both sides to stay calm. Meantime, the official count continued.
The answer will be announced on or before Tuesday, July 22.
Understand the players and the issues behind this historic vote.
Maria Ressa anchors Rappler's documentary #INDOvote: The New Dream.
|EMERALD HIDALGO||Master Editor|
|JET DAMASO-SANTOS||Desk Editor|
|ULMA HARYANTO||Field Production|
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