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Cohabitation, but concession first

  • Harya S. DIllon

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Jakarta   /   Fri, May 31, 2019   /  10:22 am
Cohabitation, but concession first A sign on a footbridge, which reads “The elections are over, let’s bring back our brotherhood and nation’s unity”, is seen in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

I read with great interest the opinion article “Confrontation or Cohabitation?” in the May 27, 2019 edition of The Jakarta Post.

I stand with Ambassador Imron Cotan in calling out presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno on their Trumpian tactics in persistently trying to delegitimize the General Elections Commission (KPU), prior to and immediately following its announcement of the election results.

United States President Donald Trump would be very proud to learn that his election-rigging rhetoric has inspired right-wing politicians in Indonesia, the largest democracy with a majority Muslim demographic. Even after winning the electoral vote, Trump has continued with his attempts to delegitimize the results of the popular vote, which he lost.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.