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Dr Deasy Simandjuntak, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) -Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, talks about why the impending regional election in North Sumatera is so important and fascinating.
What makes North Sumatera so interesting electorally? Will identity politics play a role in the up-coming simultaneous regional head elections? Why might the quality of candidate increase the voter participation rate? Dr Deasy Simandjuntak assesses the possible outcome.