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17 March 2023

Incumbent officials seem deeply reluctant to leave office, perhaps for fear of recriminations from the next administration.  Ironically, mobilizing institutions for political ends may backfire by boosting sympathy for the opposition figure Anies Baswedan, while weakening Ganjar Pranowo.  Politics is becoming particularly dynamic.  Although Ganjar remains the frontrunner, the possibility of an election with weak legitimacy is real. 

Reformasi Weekly examines the trends in depth and draws conclusions about economic dynamics ahead.  Find out more by email or hitting the ‘Free Trial’ button at right (no obligation or follow-up marketing).

Also in this issue:

  • A momentous imminent Constitutional Court ruling on personnel 
  • Discussion of some form of a Prabowo + Ganjar ticket — real or fanciful? 
  • AHY makes hay re delay
  • A nickel mine dispute involves big names


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