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Pseudo-coalition and the nature of political pragmatism

  • M. Syafi’i Anwar

Cambridge, Massachusetts | Tue, April 17 2012 | 09:00 am

Following the political dispute among the elites of political parties grouped in the Joint Secreariat of Coalitian, particularly between the Democratic Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), one might ask what is the relevance of the dispute for people’s interests?

Nothing. It is only for the sake of the parties’ interests and it does not resolve the problems people are facing i...

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