Tag: PPP

Gatot Nurmantyo, Central Java, and 2019

Former Military (TNI) Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo has been mentioned as governor candidate for Central Java. Gatot and his potential financiers can use Central Java as a stepping-stone for collecting support towards entering the 2019 presidential race. But can Gatot enter the East Java race? Will it be a good strategy for him?

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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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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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Speculations on A New Chapter of PPP Conflict

The two warring factions inside the United Development Party (PPP) are at it again. This time, Djan Faridz’s faction won their case at the State Administrative Court (PTUN), as the Court decided to annul the Minister of Law & Human Rights’ decision to accept Romahurmuziy’s leadership in the PPP as the Party’s legitimate leadership.

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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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