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27 May 2022

Movement by parties toward nominating alliances is finally underway.  This week’s issue of Reformasi Weekly examines how Central Java Gov Ganjar Pranowo benefits from Widodo’s latest maneuvers and what that implies for Indonesia’s outlook.  A scenario with four presidential tickets is conceivable for the February 2024 election, providing voters with an array of choices in a healthier democratic process.  Also discussed: the government’s stance on proposed solar projects; Widodo’s altered position on fuel subsidies; the outlook for interest rates; the detailed new election schedule; the merits of debates over active generals heading regional administrations; and a new palm oil regulatory regime.  

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