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The thirst for positive ‘deviant’ leaders

  • Sudirman Nasir

Makassar, South Sulawesi | Wed, July 18 2012 | 09:13 am

PREMIUM We are witnessing surprising good news from Jakarta’s gubernatorial election. Confounding numerous pre-election polls, quick counts have shown that Surakarta Mayor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo finished ahead of incumbent Governor Fauzi Bowo at the polls on Wednesday.

With neither of Jokowi nor Fauzi winning more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff scheduled for Sept. 20 will decide the winn...