Category: Politics

Bobby & PDIP’s Dilemma in the Medan City Election

Bobby Afif Nasution, the son-in-law of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is the only mayor candidate that has already secured a ticket to run in the 2020 Medan City so far. Bobby, however, isn’t the only one seeking to enter the race. His fellow PDIP politician Ahkyar Nasution, who is now an acting mayor of Medan, is keen to enter the contest. 

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North Sulawesi: the Battle of Jokowi’s Coalition

The 2020 gubernatorial election in North Sulawesi province will be a battle between the members of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ruling coalition. The Golkar Party and the Nasdem Party are preparing their respective candidates to challenge the incumbent Governor Olly Dondokambey, who is also the treasurer of the ruling party PDIP.

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Ticket to Surakarta 1 for Gibran?

Achmad Purnomo, who is a PDIP politician and vice mayor of Surakarta, has withdrawn his mayoral bid. So the eldest son of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, is the only nominee left from the ruling party PDIP. Gibran is therefore likely to secure the nomination as PDIP’s mayor candidate in the 2020 Surakarta city election.

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Jokowi, Islam Politics, and the New Normal

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with eight inter-religious leaders at the State Palace Jakarta on Tuesday (June 2). They discussed the Government’s mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its plan to implement the new normal policy. Among the said religious leaders were members of the PP Muhammadiyah, the second largest Muslim organization in Indonesia that has been actively criticizing the President. 

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The Narratives Against Jokowi

The legal advocacy group from Muhammadiyah called Mahutama recently held a virtual discussion about freedom of speech and presidential impeachment in the COVID-19 outbreak. Some may question the motive of Muhammadiyah, especially knowing that its members have been actively criticizing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

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The Democratic Party-PKS Axis

The Democratic Party and the Islamic party PKS maintains its alliance in the regions. The two parties recently agreed to endorse Siti Nur Azizah, the daughter of Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, who is running for mayor of Tangerang Selatan, and Denny Indrayana, a former vice minister of law & human rights, who is running for governor of South Kalimantan.

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Denny Indrayana & South Kalimantan Gubernatorial Race (2)

The Government and the House of Representatives (DPR) agreed to hold the 2020 simultaneous regional elections on December 9, 2020. Political parties and the aspiring candidates are thus busy preparing for the contest. The former Vice Minister of Law & Human Rights under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) administration Denny Indrayana, for example, has obtained the endorsement of the Democratic Party to run as a governor candidate of the South Kalimantan province, home to major coal and palm oil producers. 

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PDIP & the Riau Islands Gubernatorial Race

The Riau Islands province—home to the country’s shipyards, offshore support services, electronics and ICT industry—will participate in the 2020 simultaneous regional elections. PDIP is the largest political party in the province. It initially wanted to pair up its two cadres, Soerya Respationo (former Riau Islands vice governor) and Isdianto (now the incumbent governor of Riau Islands), but the two figures decided to part ways because both desire the governor nomination.

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The New Normal (4)

The PP Muhammadiyah, the second largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, questions the Government’s plan to implement a new normal policy considering the continued prevalence of COVID-19. The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), meanwhile, criticized the Government’s plan to deploy Military & Police (TNI/POLRI) personnels to guard the implementation of the new normal.

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PAN & Its Internal Conflict

The Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan asked his partymen to end the conflict in the Party. The problem is that Amien Rais, the Party’s founder, and his loyalists are preparing to separate themselves and to establish a new political party.

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Military Job Rotation

The Commander of the Indonesian Military (TNI) Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto instituted another round of job rotation affecting 78 high-ranking military officers with the issuance of Military Commander Letter No. Kep/447/V/2020 dated May 26, 2020. 

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