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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat: Battling for a Basuki Win

During the Gue 2 Concert held in Senayan, Central Jakarta, two weeks ago, many people dressed in black formed a line to welcome Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and Djarot Saiful Hidayat to the stage. That day, the campaign was livened by many celebrities hailing from the Indonesian capital.

This group in black was the Brigade Beringin, which was formed by the Jakarta branch of the Golkar Party. Together with…

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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.