Colours of the Indonesian election

Close race: Motorist ride past banners for political parties and presidential candidates installed along a street in Jakarta. The world’s third-largest democracy is scheduled to hold its presidential elections on Feb 14, which is shaping up as a three-way race among a former special forces general and two former governors. — AP

MERAH (red) dominates the political landscape of Semarang, an Indonesian city in Central Java.

Merah is the colour of PDI-P (Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle), headed by former Indonesian president Megawati Soekarnoputri. Semarang is in Central Java, a province which is the benteng (fortress) of the party with the banteng (bull) logo.

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