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Jakarta Post

It’s Fauzi vs Jokowi on Sept. 20

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2012   /  09:15 am

Out-of-towner Joko “Jokowi” Widodo finished first in Wednesday’s Jakarta gubernatorial election and will face incumbent Governor Fauzi Bowo in a runoff on Sept. 20, according to a number of quick counts by several pollsters.

A quick count by the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) showed that Jokowi — who is the incumbent mayor of Surakarta, Central Java — garnered 42.74 percent of the votes, followed by Fauzi with 33.57 percent.

Kompas daily’s quick count results said that Jokowi gathered 42.59 percent of votes, while Fauzi racked up 34.32 percent. Another quick count, released by Indo Barometer, said Jokowi won 42.24 percent and Fauzi 33.77 percent.

Unlike other regions, the capital city requires candidates to secure more than 50 percent of votes
to win the election. The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) will announce the official el...