Winning eastern provinces was key to Jokowi’s victory in 2014 election. So, while losing with big margin in West Java, the most populous province in Indonesia, to Prabowo, Jokowi sealed the race with decent margin nationally. Recent surveys point to tight race in West Java, Banten, and Jakarta for 2019 race, so maintaining lead in eastern part of the country will be key to win the second term.To subscribe please click here