Peace Declaration

Sign reads: Pluralism declaration of peace. Placard: Peace declaration. Writing on figure: Black campaigns.

Despite last week's declaration by presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto (left) and Joko Widodo (right) to hold a clean election, campaigning for the July 9 poll has been marred by sectarian violence by hard-line Islamic groups, several of which are openly backing Prabowo, and a massive smear campaign against Widodo spearheaded by the Obor Rakyat tabloid deliberately targeting the Islamic community.

Kompas - June 7, 2014