Anies’ Political Conundrum
Monday, 27 June 2022
Not yet completely discarding an adverse image resulting from political polarization in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election, Anies Baswedan is now facing the threat of a too-high dependency on a political cartel.
THE victory of Anies Baswedan in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election was a feather in the cap for his political career, but it has also become burdensome. This conundrum will determine his chances in the 2024 presidential election. Aside from the huge individual effort needed, Anies must also negotiate with a grouping of political parties which now appear as a cartel.
Anies’ biggest win from his 2017 victory was the hefty platform he o...
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