Tag: PKB

The 2019 Race: Muhaimin’s Ambition & PKB’s Future

We all know that the Chairman of PKB Muhaimin Iskandar a.k.a Cak Imin is trying to becoming President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s running mate. But it’s interesting to see that his partymen too are eagerly promoting for him. PKB politician Jazilul Fawaid even said that if Jokowi were to choose someone other than Imin, Imin would challenge the President in the race as a presidential candidate. This comment makes one wonder if PKB is already prepared to leave the ruling coalition for Imin’s sake. 

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The 2019 Race: New Axis Talk Continues

The Democratic Party held a meeting with PAN and PKB on Thursday (March 8) to discuss about the possibility of forming a new axis and to nominate a third pair of president and vice president candidates to challenge President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto. Will we see this axis established?

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2019 Election: Nationalist vs Islam

We all saw the rise of Islamic political influence in and after Jakarta’s 2017 gubernatorial race. The question now is whether Islamic politics will be an effective tool for 2019. If used then, would it help increase of percentage of votes of Islam-based political parties?

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Muhaimin & His 2019 Ambition

The Chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB) Muhaimin Iskandar has been traveling all over the country, perhaps in a bid to secure more endorsement in light of the 2019 presidential race. While visiting Jember, East Java, Muhaimin (whois popularly known as Cak Imin) was awarded with the title “the commander of the santri” (santri is a local term for students of the Islamic boarding school/pesantren) and the thousands of santri in the ceremony declared their support of Imin running in the 2019 presidential race. But can such effort help Imin’s odds?

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Jokowi & Islamic Politics

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo successfully changed the December 2nd rally from what was meant to be an anti-Ahok rally to a Friday prayer event. But as we’ve mentioned before, Muslim organizations behind the said rally will not stop targeting Ahok until the Court decides the fate of the Governor of Jakarta. In that context, those seeking to destabilize Jokowi’s administration, ahead of the 2019 elections or for whatever purpose, may use these Muslim groups for their own agenda. Islamic politics has thus become a new challenge for Jokowi.

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The Coalition of Brokenhearted: SBY & TW (Part III)

Agus Yudhoyono, son of sixth President SBY and governor candidate for Jakarta, uploaded a picture of him with soccer superstar Christiano Ronaldo on September 24, 2016 through his Instagram account. The picture was taken during Ronaldo’s visit to Bali in 2013, when the superstar ‘endorsed’ the so-called ‘Bali Save Mangrove, Save Earth’ campaign in Benoa Bay, Bali.

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Banten’s 2017 Election: Rano Karno-Haerul Jaman?

Over the weekend, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited three regions in the Banten province, including the City of Serang. There the President celebrated the Muslim Day of Sacrifice. This presidential weekend trip is interesting given the regional election dynamics in Banten. The Mayor of Serang Tubagus Haerul Jaman has been mentioned as one of the running mate candidates for PDIP’s governor candidate, the incumbent Governor of Banten Rano Karno. Both men were seen accompanying the President. Is this a sign that Rano Karno will eventually pair up with Tubagus Haerul Jaman?

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