Indonesia election highlights religious tensions

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Today Indonesians vote in their regional elections, which are important as it gets voices heard at a local level.

Although voting is across the country, all eyes are on the capital Jakarta and the election of its governor.

Three candidates are vying for the job – the current governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is an ethnic Chinese Christian, and Agus Yudhoyono and Anies Baswedan, who are both Muslim.

This has added fuel to the fire of religious tensions in the Muslim-majority nation.

 

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