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Jokowi’s 2019 & North Sumatera Election

Indobarometer has just released the result of their survey on the North Sumatera 2018 gubernatorial election. According to Indobarometer, PDIP’s governor candidate Djarot Saiful Hidayat and his running mate Sihar Sitorus leads the poll, albeit by a razor-thin margin over Edy Rahmayadi-Musa “Ijeck” Rajekshah.  Indobarometer also found the majority of their respondents in North Sumatera wanted President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s reelection.

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Regional Elections Update: North Sumatera

The most recent survey from Indobarometer found Djarot Saiful Hidayat, a governor candidate from PDIP & PPP, leading the poll in the North Sumatera gubernatorial election. Though Djarot’s electability is only separated by a razor-thin margin from his rival Lt. Gen. (ret) Edy Rahmayadi, it’s still considered a progress given that a month ago Djarot was 14 margin points behind the latter.

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2018 Gubernatorial Elections: Last-Minute Developments (2)

PDIP have successfully secured the tickets for their East Kalimantan and North Maluku gubernatorial candidates. But unfortunately that’s not yet the case with North. PDIP have not yet reached an agreement with PPP in order to provide Djarot Saiful Hidayat with a ticket into the race. Today (Jan. 10) is the last day of registration of candidates. So we will found out whether or not Djarot would be able to enter the race.

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Maneuvers in North Sumatera & Papua

John Wempi Wetipo and his running mate Habel Melkias Suwae finally earned a ticket to challenge the incumbent Lukas Enembe and his running mate Klemen Tinal in the Papua gubernatorial election. PDIP managed to secure the backing of Prabowo Subianto’s Gerindra Party. Elsewhere, the future of Djarot Saiful Hidayat as PDIP’s governor candidate in North Sumatera is in limbo as he has not managed to secure PPP’s backing.

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PDIP’s Pick For North Maluku, North Sumatera, and More

Another odd coalition has formed in North Maluku. PDIP has decided to join hands with PKS to endorse the incumbent Governor Abdul Ghani Kasuba and to pair him with the former’s cadre Al Yasin Ali. For the gubernatorial race in North Sumatera, PDIP has confirmed their endorsement of former Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat.

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PDIP’s Experiment

The ruling party PDIP have floated the idea of nominating the former governor of Jakarta Djarot Saiful Hidayat and the popular Mayor of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini as governor candidates for North Sumatera and East Kalimantan respectively. One might see this as a joke, but the people confirming the news, given their status, indicate that this news is rather serious.

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The Latest on the Jakarta Bay Reclamation Project

Several weeks before he ended his term as the governor of Jakarta, Djarot Saiful Hidayat sent a letter to the Jakarta Regional Representatives Council (DPRD Jakarta) and proposed a discussion on the controversial draft of Regional Regulation (Raperda) on the North Jakarta Coastal Strategic Spatial Plan (RTRKSP) and the long-awaited Raperda on the Zoning Plan for Coastal Areas and Small Islands of the Province of Jakarta for 2015-2035 (RZWP3K). This policy, however, has been reversed by his successor Governor Anies Baswedan.

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2017 Political Outlook: Jakarta Gubernatorial Election (1)

The gubernatorial election in the capital city Jakarta will be the most interesting political event to watch early next year. The big question is, of course, who will win the election? Can the incumbent Governor of Jakarta Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and his running mate Vice Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat win the race despite the blasphemy trial, relentless pressure from hardline Muslim groups, and other allegations? If the pair loses the race to either Anies Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno or Agus Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni, what will happen?

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Nazaruddin & 2017 Simultaneous Regional Elections

Graft convict Muhammad Nazaruddin, who is also a former Treasurer of SBY’s Democratic Party, has once more mentioned the big names that he believed was involved in the abuse of the electronic identity card (E-KTP) project. But Nazaruddin didn’t stop there. He also mentioned more allegations of graft in the construction of the Constitutional Court’s building involving a former Chief of the Constitutional Court (MK) Jimly Asshiddiqie, who is now the chairman of the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP). With 2017 simultaneous regional elections in the horizon, some would not be surprised to hear Nazaruddin speaking up more about other graft cases.

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