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Dynastic politics voted down in Indonesia

By far the most surprising outcome of Indonesia’s latest round of local elections was the mayoralty “race” in the South Sulawesi capital of Makassar, where recalcitrant voters ensured that sole candidate Munafri Arifuddin was beaten by what is colloquially known as kotak kosong, an empty box. According to quick count returns, Arifuddin failed to win […]

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