Indonesian presidential favorite chooses experienced VP; ex-general picks economic minister

  • by: NINIEK KARMINI , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 19, 2014 - 9:20 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The opponents are set in Indonesia's presidential elections: the departing Jakarta governor whose populist streak has swept him to front-runner status versus a former army general with a checkered human rights record and the support of the country's rightwing, Islamist block.

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