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The 2019 Race: South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi is the most populous province in the eastern part of Indonesia with 8 million people. This is one of the provinces that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo won in the 2014 presidential race by a significant margin from Prabowo Subianto. At the time, Jokowi and his running mate Jusuf Kalla secured 3,037,026 votes (71.43%), whereas Prabowo collected 1.214,857 votes (28.57%). Will Jokowi repeat this success?

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The 2019 Race: Political Breakups

The Chairwoman of Gerindra Party’s North Sulawesi chapter Vonnie Anneke Panambunan, who is also the regent of Minahasa Utara, resigned from her party and joined the Nasdem Party. Since Nasdem is a member of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ruling coalition and the Party has pledged their support to the President, Vonnie will therefore support Jokowi instead of Prabowo Subianto in the 2019 presidential race. There might be more political breakups ahead of us, for there’s no guarantee that members of Jokowi’s camp would not to jump ship to Prabowo or other rivals of Jokowi.

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