Indonesia's incumbent President Joko Widodo gestures during a campaign rally in Jakarta on April 13. Photo: Reuters
Yohanes Sulaiman
Opinion

Opinion

Yohanes Sulaiman

In Indonesia’s elections, identity politics almost trumped the economy

  • In some areas, incumbent president Joko Widodo struggled to win votes despite high approval ratings and economic growth
  • The reason for this disparity boils down to disinformation campaigns and increasing polarisation, says Yohanes Sulaiman

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Indonesia's incumbent President Joko Widodo gestures during a campaign rally in Jakarta on April 13. Photo: Reuters
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