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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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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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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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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…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.