Yellow Light From The Abstaining Group
A group of people will not be exercising their right to vote in the 2019 general elections. There has been a rising trend of active abstention throughout the campaign period, causing both candidate pairs to be on the alert. The abstaining group expresses disappointment in candidates and campaigning methods that they feel are lacking in quality.
SOCIAL media noise over President Joko Widodo’s frequent appearances with his grandson, Jan Ethes Srinarendra, has convinced Iqbal Damanik, 30, to not exercise his right to vote in the 2019 presidential election. Iqbal feels troubled by both presidential candidate camps’ tendency to attend to trivial matters rather than promoting their ideas.
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