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Music often the key to winning Indonesian voters


At a Jokowi rally in Soreang on Java this week, throngs of mostly male fans did not appear to be thinking much about politics as they cheered on a voluptuous dangdut singer in skin-tight pants.

“Music is just part of the lifestyle” here, said Bens Leo, an Indonesian music journalist. “And you can bet that a big majority of a band’s loyal fans will vote for the candidate that their favorite stars pick.”

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