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2017 Jakarta Election And Indonesia’s Democracy – Jakarta’s Contentious Election: What Anies Baswedan’s Victory Means – Analysis

Eurasia Review Friday, 21 April 2017
Jakarta’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election is Indonesia’s most discussed political event so far. Marked by tacit competition between oligarchs and the mobilisation of religion-related issues to capture votes, the victory of Anies Baswedan to unseat Ahok as governor has raised questions about the prospects in the 2019 presidential...
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On Wednesday evening, hours after early counting revealed his electoral victory, the new governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, celebrated his victory at Istiqlal, the Indonesian capital’s biggest mosque

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