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Religion in the Runoff

In addition to pitching their programs and plans to develop Jakarta, the candidates running for governor used religious sentiments to bring in votes in the second round of the voting. Numerous tactics were used, from working with Islamic political parties to campaigning with the kiai and habib. Mosques have become…

The Battlefield

The runoff Jakarta gubernatorial election is just around the corner. On April 19 this week, the two tickets who made it through the first round of voting, namely Basuki Tjahaja PurnamaDjarot Saiful Hidayat and Anies BaswedanSandiaga Uno, will vie for the votes of the mainly Muslim voters who supported Agus…

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Mosque Alliances in the West and North

Anies Baswedan campaigned to get the support of moderate Muslim voters through the mosques, with the help of Jusuf Kalla’s inlaw.

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Duplicate Voter Registrations Spell Double Trouble

Some 13,000 duplicate names have been discovered on the voter roll, in the leadup to the Jakarta gubernatorial elections. A fertile ground for election fraud.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A Storm of Debt Tweets

Government loans taken during President Joko Widodo’s term have reached Rp1,000 trillion in two and a half years. Two opposition parties have fanned the issue and created clamor via social media.

For nearly four months Rico Rustombi had not been active on Twitter.