Briefing on February 15 Jakarta Gubernatorial Elections

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, gubernatorial elections were held in Jakarta and across Indonesia. Jakarta’s candidates included incumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, former education minister Anies Baswedan, and Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. As no candidate received the needed 50 percent of votes plus one, there will be a run-off election between Purnama and Baswedan on April 19, 2017.

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