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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mosque Alliances in the West and North

Cries of "Allahu Akbar" echoed during the campaign meeting of political parties supporting the Anies BaswedanSandiaga Salahuddin Uno ticket at the Hotel Kartika Chandra in Jakarta, last week. "Victory is visible on the horizon," said chairman of the Prosperity Justice Party (PKS) faction in the DPR, Jazuli Juwaini.

Jazuli then brought up his party's triumph, which once won 30 seats at the Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD), a clear…

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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.