Category: DKIGUB2017

Anies Victory: What That Means? (2)

The victory of Anies Baswedan over incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) might have been predicted by most polls ahead of yesterday’s runoff. What surprised them, including supporters of Ahok and President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, is the huge margin. That’s probably why some wonder about long-term implications.

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Anies Victory: What That Means?

Anies Baswedan will likely win the Jakarta election runoff, surprisingly with a huge margin over incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok). The result is a confirmation that majority of Indonesians yet to accept a double minority—-Chinese and Christian—-as their leader. Full stop! But, what that means?

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One Kecamatan One Center for Entrepreneurship (OK OCE) is a program that gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan and his running mate Sandiaga Uno (Anies–Sandi) intend to implement if elected. This is a program for the empowerment of Small-Medium Enterprises. A part of the program is the opportunity to create OK OCE Mart, which will not only function as typical minimart, but also a place to market products produced by participants of OK OCE. But let’s not go into the rationale or the design of this idea, instead let’s focus on who’s who.

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Jakarta Election: Security Concern

One of the questions we’ve received in connection to the development of the Jakarta gubernatorial race is whether the voting day (tomorrow April 19) will run smoothly and safely. It is understandable that people are asking such a question given the intensity of the election, as we’ve witnessed ourselves, with the barrage of black campaigns. And then there are rumors of people from outside of Jakarta coming into Jakarta to monitor voting in polling stations (TPS), in addition to rumors that chaos would befall the capital if the incumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and his running mate Djarot Saiful Hidayat wins the election.

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