Text your say: Jokowi vs Fauzi?
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Your comments on the results of several quick counts showing that Joko
“Jokowi” Widodo and Fauzi Bowo will likely square off in a runoff
election after quick counts named the candidates the top finishers in
the Jakarta gubernatorial election:
If I were Fauzi Bowo, I would step aside for Joko Widodo. We need younger, more grounded people to run this city and this country.
Jakartans are already fed-up with Fauzi’s rule. I live abroad but follow what the two leaders have achieved.
If Joko move to Jakarta, it will be pretty sad for Surakartans. Jakarta needs a leader who cares and acts.
Jakarta’s problems have been mounting year after year and Joko Widodo, if elected, will not able to show any results within a year or two.
The result of the gubernatorial election is beyond the predictive powers of the incumbent governor and professional pollsters.
Jokowi, the out-of-town candidate with limited financial resources but with a clean and successful track-record, approached the grass roots voters and won the first round with a significant majority.
Jakarta’s problems of urbanization, illegal occupation, organized crime, public brawls, traffic jams and flooding need superhuman efforts and we should support the new governor doing the job.
Fauzi, you have nothing to lose except you can’t finish your plans. You have done much for Jakarta!
Joko Widodo, what I can say: this is Jakarta. It is not Solo. I am sure you know this.
Let’s wait for the runoff election.
Surprisingly, Jokowi forces the election into a second round. The battle is not over yet.
Foke got only about 33 percent of votes.
It means that about 67 percent of Jakartans are unsatisfied with his performance.
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