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Straight-talking Ahok takes lead in Jakarta

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, November 16 2012 | 11:40 am

From their first day in office, Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama have evinced a leadership style that has taken the city by surprise.

Since their inauguration on Oct. 15, Jokowi, surprisingly, has been the low-key member of the duo, while Ahok has been the straight-talking point man in an unprecedented display of teamwork.

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