30 Jun '14, 11am

Indonesia election: Kalla, Hatta face off in TV debate

Indonesia election: Kalla, Hatta face off in TV debate

JAKARTA: Indonesia's vice-presidential candidates Jusuf Kalla and Hatta Rajasa faced off in a televised debate on Sunday. They are two of the most experienced politicians in Indonesia's post-Suharto era. They were once in the same Cabinet. Mr Hatta Rajasa is a former Chief Economic Minister while Mr Jusuf Kalla a former vice president. But today they are on opposite sides of the political divide. Mr Jusuf Kalla is the running mate of presidential candidate Joko Widodo while Mr Hatta Rajasa the running mate of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto. On Sunday, Mr Jusuf Kalla and Mr Hatta Rajasa couldn't resist trading jibes at each other's achievements while in office. "While you were a minister, which innovation were you most proud of (and) that has left a mark on our country and can be shared?" asked Mr Jusuf Kalla. In his defence, Mr Hatta Rajasa - who was also once the...

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