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Will Indonesian vice-presidential candidate Ma'ruf Amin's conservative leanings prevail if he is voted in?

Dr Ma'ruf Amin has recently been pushing a moderate brand of Wasatiyyah or "middle way" Islam, placing democracy and pluralism at the core of Indonesian Islam.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

JAKARTA - What a difference a vice-presidential ticket makes.

For years, senior Islamic cleric Ma'ruf Amin was one of the architects behind controversial religious rulings that critics say have oppressed minorities.

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