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Jakarta Post

W. Java candidates appeal to Muslim voters during debate

  • by Kharishar Khafi Hotli Simanjuntak
Jakarta   /   Wed, March 14 2018   /  12:28 am

West Java gubernatorial candidates were quick to use the first televised public debate on Monday evening to appeal to Muslim voters in the province — the most populous Muslim province in the country.

Four candidate pairs — Ridwan Kamil-Uu Ruzhanul Ulum (endorsed by NasDem, the National Awakening Party, the United Development Party and Hanura); Tubagus Hasanuddin–Anton Charliyan (the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle), Sudrajat-Ahmad Syaikhu (the Prosperous Justice Party, the National Mandate Party and Gerindra); and Deddy Mizwar-Dedi Mulyadi (Golkar Party and the Democratic Party) — took to the stage to convey their ideas at the Sasana Budaya Ganesha Convention Hall in Bandung, West Java, in a public debate organized by the General Elections Commission (KPU) West Java and televised by Kompas TV.

In the first segment of the two-hour event, each pair was given ...