Jakarta

Jokowi, Ahok take a Kopaja
to KPUD

Kompas.com/Roderick Adrian Mozes

Jakarta governor candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and running mate Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) rode a Kopaja minibus to the Jakarta General Election Commission (KPUD) on Monday to register for the gubernatorial election.

Jokowi currently serves as Surakarta mayor in Central Jakarta while Ahok is the former East Belitung Regent in Bangka Belitung Islands province.

The commission will open registration for the election until midnight on Monday.

The pair was accompanied by a team from the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party along with 24 coalition parties, kompas.com reported.

Aside from the Jokowi-Ahok pair, three other candidates have registered for the race that will be held on July 11.

They are Faisal Basri and Biem Benjamin as well as Hendardji Soepandji and Achmad Riza as independent candidates, and Alex Noerdin and Nono Sampono, who are backed by a coalition of the Golkar Party and the United Development Party (PPP).(iwa)

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