Tag: Fadli Zon

Prabowo’s Anti-Communist & Anti-China Rhetorics

Anti-communist campaigns and anti-China sentiment are not new issues in Indonesian politics. They’re like two sides of one coin, and they reemerge in every election. This time is no exception. In the 2019 presidential election, the supporters of Prabowo Subianto have used the commemoration of the Indonesia Communist Party (PKI) movement on September 30 as a momentum for relaying anti-communist rhetorics.

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Lonely Prabowo?

The Deputy Chairman of Gerindra Party Fadli Zon recently revealed the economists who are helping Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno in the 2019 presidential race. But from the names that Zon mentioned, the majority of them are Gerindra politicians and close to Prabowo. This makes one wonder whether Prabowo is getting any support from his coalition partners.

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Interesting Lawmaker Candidates to Watch (2)

In the previous installment of this series, we noted some interesting names of lawmaker candidates in six electoral regions (Dapil) in the capital city of Jakarta and West Java, the largest province in the country in terms of population. In this article we continue with four more electoral regions in West Java.

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People on the Move

As predicted, the Deputy Chairman of Gerindra Party Fadli Zon confirmed that PKS would get to nominate their cadre for the position of vice governor of Jakarta—the position left behind by Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno. But as we’ve said, competition for the place remains tough.

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Sandiaga Uno and Campaign Money

Sandiaga Uno recently made headlines after Prabowo made him his running mate for the 2019 Presidential Election. Sandiaga’s nomination was coupled with controversial allegation made by the Democratic Party’s Andi Arief, that Sandi was chosen in exchange for monetary compensations. The parties were enraged by Andi Arief’s allegation but soon Sandi admitted that he gave money to several parties, albeit not as tributes but as campaign funds. 

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The 2019 Race: Gerindra & Fadli Zon

The Deputy Chairman of Gerindra Party Fadli Zon, who is also one of the deputy speakers of the House of Representatives (DPR), continued to speak of the likelihood of Gerindra endorsing their chairman Prabowo Subianto. Zon also talked about Prabowo’s potential running mate. Previously, Zon repeatedly spoke of Gerindra cadres’ unified support of Prabowo’s bid in 2019. Zon also refuses the idea of Prabowo becoming a kingmaker and the idea of Prabowo becoming Jokowi’s running mate.

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Infrastructure & Jokowi’s Electability (1)

Fadli Zon, senior politician from Gerindra Party and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR), conducted a survey on his twitter account yesterday. Out of 33 thousands something accounts participated, 55% voted Jokowi if the presidential election was held yesterday, while his boss Prabowo only got 45%. Polling agencies, meanwhile, have recently released their survey, and found Jokowi as likely winner of 2019 elections.

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