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COMMENTARY: Politics is personal in Jakarta gubernatorial election

  • M. Taufiqurrahman
    M. Taufiqurrahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, April 26, 2017 | 08:20 am
COMMENTARY: Politics is personal in Jakarta gubernatorial election Gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan greets people after voting in the first round of Jakarta election in Cilandak, South Jakarta, on Feb. 15, 2017. (Antara/M Agung Rajasa)

PREMIUM It was a great comeback story that people will continue to talk about in the years to come. It was also a Shakespearian revenge story worthy of its own stage play. For those on the losing side, it resembles a Greek tragedy from which it will take compunction and soul-searching before everyone involved is able to pick up the pieces and move on. Only nine months after President Joko “Jokowi...