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thanks deep into the culture. it's all that. i might. post. this. coming up on the program indonesia prepares for general elections wednesday as it is a logistical nightmare but correspondent calls it a vote on the very question of democracy in the country. any citizen over the age of twenty five without a criminal record. even in the face of certain defeat. gets t.v. screens. unlike you. i'm
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british manager welcome to show it's good to have you with us we begin in indonesia which is headed to the polls on wednesday in what has been called the most complicated ballot in global history and here is why i don't do a hundred and ninety two million indonesians all slated to vote in five separate dimensions ranging from the presidential and parliamentary to provincial and local this what happened across the country with more than seventeen thousand islands spread across three time zones and if that isn't enough then out about two hundred forty five thousand candidates in total in the running. all this on one day but the
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headline contest will be between these two men president your quarter daughter and former military general brabo vasile beyond they faced off against each other in the last election in twenty four to an election as the president won by a whisker but this time round the stakes are even higher and campaigning that ended on the weekend has been crucial chaotic and creative. elvis presley indonesian style but instead of classic rock n roll this version prefers islam infused beats. the popular local music kazdin dude is here to drum up support for candidates in the upcoming election. when there's music we come alive and there are also islamic clerics preaching.
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she's a supporter of travel to be until the former son in law of indonesia is their dictator hartle setting a nationalist and populist tone the retired military general banks on the support of conservative voters. his rival joe cole we dole is seen as more of a mordor it's the incumbent seeking a second term as president to carry on with the reforms he promised five years ago with heavy metal music he wishes to capture the hearts of young voters which he says is crucial to win the poll. a third of indonesia's one hundred ninety million voters a millennial among them five million will be first time voters like angelica she hopes to choose a government that cares about the welfare of the people you. may believe but as
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a first time voter i feel happy and proud that now my voice can help determine the future of this country it's my duty as a good citizen. other voters care about the religious tolerance that was once taken for granted in the majority muslim country buddhist leader and diesel want to hopes religion can be kept out of indonesian politics despite the rise of hard line political islam in recent years. do not use religion as a political tool we should be actively involved in ensuring harmony among followers of different religions. but no matter how diverse the country is there something many indonesians share their desire for a better future and the love for music. let's get more from you know graphic indonesian service he's in jakarta to cover the elections it's good to see you know it's a complicated enough election as it is but what are the key issues here. well there
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are three key issues to watch in this election in measure namely own democratic future because of the devise if campaign strategy human rights violation and also economy get the latest being the most important ones for the voters china has become a contentious issue for this because for many indonesians chinese involvement in their own economy is hugely unpopular but unluckily for both candidates. whoever wins this election will be dependent on china's chinese vestment to boost the economy growth because indonesia is not an easy country to invest in for specially for many westerners because of the infrastructure and also do massive corruption problems and so far china is the only big investors who are reeling to manage those risks in terms of managing these risks into egypt because at the
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current president your cover dawdle has been balancing it well somewhat because infrastructure has to have been one of the things that he's been preaching to his voters is that's something that is going to stand him in good stead. well the president jokingly to try to put infrastructure policy or his infrastructure policy on the center office agenda that is the big achievement of their hero his government but. human rights activists. say that this policy also has also created many human rights for rhaetian especially online the positions i was simply too many problems for them to call their infrastructure policy to be a big achievement. and we still see many environmental activists being arrested for example going to try to. indigent indigenous. rights for
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indigenous people against big mining companies for example and they say it's one change in the next five years whoever reinstate election. no to indonesia is also the world's largest most a majority country besides being the third most populous democracy how important is the most dawn that political rhetoric has in these new taken in indonesia in these elections. well it also it's created. a hostile environment especially for minorities for especially as far as you type people when i talk to them to say that whoever wins the election we are the big losers because. both candidates will not risk their own future political future for them and in fact. the international set in since two thousand and sixteen indonesia has experience more persistent acts of intimidation and marginalization against people such as public shaming for example right and we
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haven't even there for the time being from out in the nation service speaking to us from jakarta thank you very much thank you. from the wilds tod most populous democracy to the most populous which is also holding elections india where any efforts one point five billion citizens who are over the age of twenty five and don't have a criminal record can run for office that ensures a host of candidates entering the elections with little to no chance of winning. a veteran candidate on the campaign trail here in the city of mature a new type of running for office again it's the seventeenth time that the holy man has been on the ballot of state and national level. i've been contesting since one nine hundred seventy six he predicted that i'd win my twentieth election. long road in politics has been
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a test of faith. in india candidates fulford they were just ration fee if they perform badly policy to discourage no hopers. he's lost his deposit every single time but he knows that he's day is coming soon. i'll never lose my twentieth election it's a challenge but i'll never lose it it would be a stain on my reputation i will win and it will be. all reached the parliament even if i'm on a stretcher or a funeral pyre. guy. to a tea stall in delhi where one man is making a bid from beyond the grave. meet the candidate known as the dead man. is officially listed as deceased the victim he says of a scam i am alive i am alive. thank you seeing onesies death
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record set straight so he's contesting prime minister modi's own seat environ. fighting against the system trying to hold a mirror to the system. don't worry about winning or losing. but at least people will know that it is running against the popular leader prime minister narendra modi. dedham and. he knows he has little chance of success but like thousands of candidates he too hopes for a voice indian politics in this life for the next. everyone but me watches it and on sunday sees an eight. game of thrones is back on t.v. and with it one of its most well known face is peter dinklage who plays t.v. and lannister a widely nobody but now fans of the show have spotted and uncanny. in
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a rather surprising. waiting tables at a restaurant in marvel pindi northern pakistan rosie khan has become somewhat of a local celebrity customers at the restaurant first noticed khan's resemblance to actor peter dinklage who plays nobleman tyrian lannister in the emmy winning t.v. series game of thrones. they said he looks like you i said yes there are people who resemble each other they said we work on t.v. and i said no i'm not on t.v. i live right here in pakistan. it is like the fact that. it's proved a big pull for customers. and i. have been i
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feel to have made with lannister in real. can had never heard of game of thrones but since the show has become hugely popular he regularly gets stopped by strangers in the street wanting to take pictures of him many of which have made it onto social media. everybody that we've had a lot of pitches have been taken off may by the thoughts while become famous everywhere in olafur al-kindi of the wherever i go in ravel pindi my pitches of that that model. and while maisie khan small restaurant is a wild away from the fantastical adventures of the seven kingdoms he says he would love to meet his lookalike one day. and maybe that dream comes true that story and more on our website that did other dot com forward slash and you can check us out on facebook as well. that's our show for today we're leave you with
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