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Java provinces next battlegrounds

  • Margareth S. Aritonang and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, April 21 2017 | 12:10 am

The defeat of the incumbent Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Syaiful Hidayat ticket in the Jakarta gubernatorial election is being viewed as a major blow to government coalition parties.

After months of tense and energy-consuming campaigning, marked by the exploitation of sectarian sentiment by supporters of the incumbent’s rivals, quick counts indicate that the April 19 runoff r...

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