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In Indonesia, not voting, or golput, is a way for the dissatisfied to make their voices heard.
As polls close in a divisive election, similarities from the 2014 race continue to haunt Indonesia, suggesting the battle for the top spot is far from over.
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I'm ready to say goodbye to those eyesores, though.
Large voter turnouts and disorganization left thousands of Indonesians in Sydney and Hong Kong unable to cast their vote after standing in line for hours.
Gopal Mani Maharaj—an independent candidate contesting for elections—thinks problems like terrorism, violence in Kashmir and the Ayodhya issue can be solved simply by being nicer to cows.
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In remote villages in Papua, some Indonesians won't get to cast their vote on election day as tribal leaders represent them in a practice called 'noken'.
Legislative candidates spend a fortune on their campaigns. When the majority of them lose the race, their savings and their sanity, exorcists step in.
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