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Ganjar Pranowo's Enthusiastic Welcome in Tana Toraja Marks Significant Campaign Trail

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Ganjar Pranowo's Enthusiastic Welcome in Tana Toraja Marks Significant Campaign Trail

Presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo, greeted with enthusiasm and fanfare, set foot in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, on November 25, 2023. His arrival at the Badan Pekerja Sinode (BPS) Gereja Toraja was marked by the overwhelming support of the 'emak-emak' group - a cluster of zealous female supporters who were all joy and cheers for their favored candidate. The time was 1:00 PM local, and the atmosphere was electric, charged with anticipation and excitement.

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Traditional Welcome for Pranowo

The Chairman of the BPS Gereja Toraja, Reverend Alfred Anggui, was at the forefront, welcoming Ganjar with open arms. Pranowo was honored with a traditional Toraja sarong and the iconic Pasappu' hat, symbols of respect and acceptance in the Toraja community. As he emerged from his car, volunteers raised their voices in unison, chanting 'Ganjar for President', a powerful endorsement that echoed within the sea of supporters.

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Ganjar's Connection with Toraja

Ganjar expressed his elation at being in Toraja, a region he characterized as both beautiful and accommodating. He emphasized his long-standing intention to visit the region and underlined the significance of preserving its picturesque potential. Ganjar's appreciation for the region and its people was palpable, creating a sense of shared values and mutual respect.

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Ahead: Public Lecture and More Visits

During his visit, Ganjar was scheduled to impart a public lecture at the Christian University of Indonesia (UKI) Toraja. His topic of choice, 'Demographic Bonus Towards Golden Indonesia 2045', promised to shed light on the country's potential future. His itinerary also included visits to other parts of South Sulawesi, including Makassar, Luwu, and Palopo, indicating an extensive and dedicated campaign trail.

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