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Airin-Benyamin win disputed South Tangerang election

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 18 2010   /  09:36 am

The South Tangerang Election Commission announced Thursday that the candidate ticket of Airin Rahmi Diany and Benyamin Davnie won the city’s first mayor election, which has been marred by allegations of fraud.

“The result is final,” head of the commission, Iman Perwira Bachsan, told a plenary meeting to finalize the ballot count from the city’s seven districts at the campus of Syarief Hidayatullah Islamic University in Ciputat Thursday.

The Airin-Benyamin ticket won 188.893 votes, or 46.43 percent of all votes, followed by Arsid-Andre Taulani with 187.778 (46.16 percent), Yayat Sudradjat-Norodom Sukarno with 5.56 percent and Rodiah Najibah-Sulaiman Yasin with 1.85 percent, according to tempointeraktif.com news portal.

However, the Arsid-Andre campaign team rejected the commission’s announcement, having previously alleged that the Nov. 13 election had been m...