Burhanuddin Muhtadi is Visiting Fellow in the Indonesia Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Islamic State University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah.
Many scholars on Indonesian politics point to the 2014 and 2019 presidential elections as the catalyst for a deepening of the long-standing ideological divide between pluralists and Islamists. In both presidential elections, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) enjoyed widespread support especially among pluralist voters, particularly the syncretic and traditionalist Muslims in Java [...]
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