Tag: Nurdin Halid

Vote Against Political Dynasties

If anything, the simultaneous election of regional leaders resulted in a better judgement of voters. In line with warnings from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the election was a vote against political dynasties in South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and East Kalimantan.

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Regional Election Update: South Sulawesi & North Sumatera

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released the result of its most recent survey on the gubernatorial elections in South Sulawesi and North Sumatera. In South Sulawesi, CSIS found the Golkar Party candidate Nurdin Halid and his running mate Aziz Qahhar Mudzakkar at the top of the poll with 30.6% electability. In second position is Nurdin Abdullah and his running mate Andi Sulaiman with 21.2% electability. Ichsan Yasin Limpo and his running mate, meanwhile, are in the third position with 20.7%. The incumbent candidate Agus Arifin Nu’mang and his running mate Tabribali Lamo are at the bottom fourth with only 9.9% electability.

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Mapping Jokowi’s 2019: Sulawesi (2)

The South Sulawesi province will be the most important battleground in the Island of Sulawesi. Around half of the 13.6 million voters in Sulawesi live in the province. Like in four other provinces in Sulawesi, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo won South Sulawesi by a landslide in 2014. Having Jusuf Kalla as his vice presidential candidate helped. The question is whether Jokowi can repeat this success even without Jusuf Kalla.

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