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Court rejects petition, Wahidin-Halim to lead Banten

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, April 5, 2017 | 06:24 pm
Court rejects petition, Wahidin-Halim to lead Banten Banten gubernatorial candidate Wahidin Halim (left) explains his program during a debate on Jan. 29, as his deputy, Andika Hazrumy, looks on. The Wahidin-Andika pair has been declared the winner of the 2017 Banten gubernatorial election after the Constitutional Court rejected a petition filed by incumbent candidate Rano Karno and his running mate Embay Mulya Syarief challenging the election results. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

The Constitutional Court has rejected a petition challenging the results of the Banten gubernatorial election filed by incumbent candidate Rano Karno and running mate Embay Mulya Syarief. 

Their rivals, Wahidin Halim and Andika Hazrumy, therefore, have been declared the province's governor and deputy governor for the 2017 to 2022 period.

"We will press ahead to build Banten," said Wahidin in a press conference on Tuesday.

On the occasion, Wahidin and Andika thanked Banten residents for electing them and said they had a set of strategies and programs to develop the province, particularly its infrastructure.

"We will fix damaged roads in Banten, including those in remote areas," Wahidin said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

Wahidin was Tangerang mayor for 10 years since 2003, while Andika is the son of former Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah, who took office in 2007 before she was imprisoned for her involvement in a graft case in 2014. (agn)

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