Commentary: Smelly cat or cool cat: Why our voting system stinks
Endy M. Bayuni
The Jakarta Post
One big difference between the U.S. and Indonesian presidential elections is that while U.S. citizens were well informed about their candidates before voting earlier this month, it’s likely we won’t know our candidates at all when we cast our votes in July.
Voting for a president in Indonesia is an exercise of “buying a cat in the sack”, to borrow the popular Indonesian expres...
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