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Archive for February 15th, 2017

Jakarta elections set to go into second round after quick counts confirm tight race between Ahok-Djarot and Anies-Sandiaga

JAKARTA – The Jakarta elections is set to go into round two after quick counts from Wednesday’s (Feb 15) polls showed that neither incumbent Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, and his deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat, or their closest rivals from the opposition Gerindra Party were able to garner the majority vote. The Ahok-Djarot pair […]

Ahok leads at Agus Yudhoyono’s, Rizieq Shihab’s polling stations

Incumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and running mate Djarot Saiful Hidayat dominated the final Jakarta election tally count at the polling station where Democratic Party-backed gubernatorial candidate Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono cast his ballot on Wednesday morning. Ahok also leads the tally at polling station No. 17 where firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab voted in Petamburan, Central Jakarta.