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Supporters greet new Jakarta leaders at Sunda Kelapa Mosque

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, October 16, 2017 | 05:55 pm
Supporters greet new Jakarta leaders at Sunda Kelapa Mosque Deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Uno arrives at Sunda Kelapa Mosque before heading to the State Palace for his inauguration in Central Jakarta on Oct. 16. Anies Baswedan and Sandi will be sworn in as governor and deputy governor of Jakarta for the 2017-2022 term. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

Over 200 supporters of Jakarta’s next governor, Anies Baswedan, and his deputy Sandiaga Uno, flocked to Sunda Kelapa Mosque in Menteng, Central Jakarta to show their support for the new  leaders.

Karlina 53, and her husband Tri Wahono 58, came from Cilebut, Bogor in West Java to meet Anies and Sandiaga. Karlina, who holds a Jakarta ID, said she voted for them in both rounds of the election. 

"We want to show support and our gratitude. We hope they keep their promises and don't face obstacles [from his opposition]" said Tri on Monday. 

Meanwhile, Rusmiati and Holidi Dedi, both retired teachers from West Sumatra, said they had been supporting Anies since he was education and culture minister.

Rusmiati said despite not being a Jakarta resident, she hoped the new leaders could improve the capital.  

Departing at 12:30 p.m. from their respective houses, Anies and Sandiaga arrived at the mosque around 2 p.m. and were greeted by religious songs sung by their supporters. 

The mosque was the meeting point before heading to the State Palace for the inauguration in the afternoon.

They won the election after beating incumbent pair Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Saiful Hidayat. (dis/fac)

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