Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno inside Aceh's Baiturrahman Mosque before a Friday prayer on May 3. (Antara Photo/Irwansyah Putra)

Prabowo-Sandi's Aceh Safari

BY : ANTARA PHOTO

MAY 04, 2019

Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Sandiaga Salahudin Uno visited Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, last Friday.

Prabowo and Sandi, which projected a pro-Muslim stance during their presidential campaign, won by a landslide against rivals President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Ma'ruf Amin in Aceh, a province that practises Shariah law.

The former general and billionaire won a whopping 91 percent of the total votes in Aceh, often called "Mecca's Porch" for its large population of Muslims who have gone on the hajj pilgrimage.

This is Prabowo's and Sandi's first trip together since quick count results of the election were released last month. According to them, the pair lost heavily, winning only around 45 percent of the total votes. 

Nevertheless, Prabowo has refused to concede defeat and has independently proclaimed victory at least four times. 

Prabowo and Sandi had a busy schedule in Aceh: meeting supporters, attending a Friday prayer at Banda Aceh's famous Baiturrahman Mosque, being presented with traditional Acehnese woven fabrics by a troupe of guel dancers and eating a traditional beef curry at a meugang ceremony. 

Prabowo Subianto greets his supporters in Banda Aceh, Aceh on Friday (03/05) (Antara Foto / Irwansyah Putra)
Prabowo Subianto greets supporters in Banda Aceh on Friday. (Antara Photo/Irwansyah Putra)
Sandiaga Uno is dancing with guel dancers as he receives a woven shawl in BPN headquarter at Banda Aceh, Aceh on Friday (03/05)  (Antara Foto / Irwansyah Putra)
Sandiaga Uno dances with guel dancers who present him with a woven shawl. (Antara Photo/ rwansyah Putra)
Prabowo Subianto (center) with his fellow Indonesian politician, Amien Rais and Sandiaga Uno eat beulangong (beef curry) to celebrate the tradition of meugang in Banda Aceh, Aceh on Friday (03/05) (Antara Foto / Irwansyah Putra)
Prabowo, Amien Rais and Sandiaga tuck into beulangong (beef curry) at a meugang ceremony in Banda Aceh. (Antara Photo/Irwansyah Putra)
Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno attend to Friday prayer in Baiturrahman Mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh on Friday (03/05) ((Antara Foto / Irwansyah Putra)
Prabowo and Sandiaga attend a Friday prayer at Banda Aceh's famous Baiturrahman Mosque. (Antara Photo/Irwansyah Putra)

 

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