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Indonesians enthusiastic ahead of vote

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JAKARTA: Doni Wilson, a 38-year-old Jakarta taxi driver, has voted only once in his life and swore he'd never do it again after feeling a huge letdown by Indonesia's current president. 

But he's changed his mind after being gripped by a fever that has energised many previous non-voters to head to the polls this coming Wednesday and cast their ballots in legislative elections.

For many of the voters, the main motivation is to try to boost the chances for the country's most popular politician to become president in July.

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