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Family fun, not feuds, takes precedence ahead of voting

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 16, 2019   /  09:27 am
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'Cebong' and 'kampret' became popular shortly after the 2014 presidential election, arguably the most polarizing one in the country’s history.(JP/Budhi Button)

Audrey Pratiwi, 25, arrived in Jakarta on Sunday from Amsterdam, where she is studying for a master’s degree. She is planning to go to the polls with her family on Wednesday. While not revealing her preference, Audrey said she and her family would make it a joyful experience. Her family, she said, had prepared straws, with the names of the presidential candidate pairs — Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno — written on them. Each family member will draw a straw and vote for the names written on it. “Both candidates are good people and offer good programs. Both of them also have flaws. So why don’t we just have fun with it [the election]?” Audrey told The Jakarta Post on Monday. Social media and chat groups were on fire five years ago when Jokowi faced Prabowo for the first time in...