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Jakarta Post

Atut declared winner in Banten gubernatorial election

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 31 2011   /  08:00 am

The Banten General Elections Commission (KPUD) announced on Sunday that the pairing of Ratu Atut Chosiyah and Rano Karno have won the province’s gubernatorial post after garnering more than 49.5 percent of the vote.

The KPUD said that the pairing, nominated by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the Golkar Party and others, won 2,136,035 of the 4,302,424 votes.

“We have certified the results and it has been made official during a plenary meeting on Sunday afternoon,” KPUD chairman Hambali told The Jakarta Post.

Atut and Rano defeated their opponents, Wahidin Halim and Irna Narulita and Jazuli Zuhaeni and Zaki Muzzaki.

The Wahidin-Irna ticket got 1,674,957 votes, 36.39 percent of the vote, while the Jazuli-Zaki pairing garnered 491,432 votes, or 11.42 percent of the vote.

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