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Jakarta Post

Riding merely on his father’s coattails, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, 38, was once touted as an unlikely rival to challenge the overwhelmingly popular incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Not only that, the eldest son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has no knack for politics and was considered too young and lacking management experience. His 15-year career in the military was largely spent studying overseas.

But Agus’ “guerilla strategy” to win the hearts and minds of middle to lower-income voters seems to have paid off.

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(The Jakarta Post/ Agnes Anya)