Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s running mate, Jusuf Kalla, hit the campaign trail in East Indonesia on 11 June.  Sofyan Syamsul (link is external), a local photographer, joined the crowd when the long-time campaigner (he served as vice president in 2004-2009 under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration) visited her home town of Makassar. For more background on the rivals for the presidency and their vice-presidential running mates see Lily Yulianti Farid’s profiles here.


Captions are as follows:

  1. Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s running mate, Jusuf Kalla, meets Chinese communities in Xian Ma Temple, Makassarin, Makassar.

  2. An enthusiastic member of the “Young Fellows of Jokowi & JK”, a PDI-P Party intiative launched to capture first-time voters.   

  3. A supporter raised a flag of ‘Joko Widodo – Jusuf Kalla 2014’ at Karebosi, Square

  4. Members of the Makassar Soccer Club took the opportunity to lobby for improvements in sports and facilities. 

  5. Despite some disappointment at Jokowi cancelling his visit to Makassar, his running mate Jusuf Kalla drew an enthusiastic crowd.

  6. It was estimated 150,000 people gathered at Karebosi Square, Makassar, to support the PDI-P rally.

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