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