Indonesia will announce the official results of its presidential elections on March 20. Pro-business defence minister Prabowo Subianto looks set to win the presidency outright, avoiding a run-off in June. 

Longtime followers of Indonesia will know Prabowo as a controversial general and the son-in-law of authoritarian President Suharto, who in the late 1990s was banned from the US and dismissed from the Indonesian army for allegations of human rights abuse. How did Prabowo get elected and what should businesses expect from him? 

Angela Mancini, Partner, speaks with Achmad Sukarsono, Associate Director and Indonesia Lead Analyst, about what a Prabowo presidency would look like and how the business risk landscape in Indonesia is expected to change.  


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