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Indonesia Elections

Ethnicity and religion have been major components in the Indonesian presidential election between candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo. The election shapes up to be the closest since the country embraced democracy in 1998. There has been violence and intimidation in Christian towns and Islamist groups have raised “anti-Shia” alliances. We’ll talk about the background and implications with Jeffrey Winters, professor of Comparative Politics & Political Economy at Northwestern University, who’s currently in Jakarta and with Journalist, Ted Fishman, author of the best-selling book, China, Inc. (photo: Indonesia men use motorcycles to distribute ballot boxes to polling stations in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana))

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