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COMMENTARY: Losing Jakarta. How will it impact Jokowi's 2019 reelection bid ?

  • Rendi A. Witular
    Rendi A. Witular

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, April 21, 2017 | 08:51 am
COMMENTARY: Losing Jakarta. How will it impact Jokowi's 2019 reelection bid ? Upbeat -- President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo speaks to journalists in a press conference at the State Palace in Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Idul Fitri came early at hundreds of mosques in the capital as their congregations chanted takbir (praise to Allah) and lit firecrackers until late on Wednesday in celebration of a new dawn after Anies Baswedan, the gubernatorial candidate backed by conservative and hard-line Muslim groups, swept closer to leading Jakarta. Anies, supported by the opposition camp, delivered a crushing defeat, ac...

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