Lt Gen Prabowo Subianto was appointed Defence Minister in 2019. He ran for the vice presidency in 2009, and for president in 2014 and 2019, where he was defeated both times by Joko Widodo. In 2019 his supporters (he has been General Chair of the Gerindra Party since 2014) protested the results leading to violence, but the supreme court decided in Widodo’s favour. Prabowo’s military past has prompted mixed reactions from various organisations.
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