It’s been a bruising presidential election. The tsunami of smear campaigns dealt a great deal of damage not just to Jokowi, but also to Indonesians who felt they’ve been toyed for political gain. Such was the dark side of what we’ve just gone through. But I’m a hopeless optimist. I see something else. I see a cause to celebrate. It’s a future that I cannot wait to experience. The future for an open government.

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