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Jakarta Post

Incumbent pair faces no rival in Tangerang mayoral election

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 11, 2018   /   03:45 pm
Incumbent pair faces no rival in Tangerang mayoral election A press conference is held to mark the end of registration for candidates in the Tangerang mayoral election in Banten on Jan 10. (Via Tangerang)

Incumbent pair Arief R. Wismansyah and Sachrudin face no competition in the upcoming Tangerang mayoral election in Banten.

"Although we only have one candidate pair, we will move forward with normal procedures," Tangerang General Elections Commission (KPU Tangerang) chairman Sanusi Pane said in a written statement on Wednesday night as reported by

He added that a question and answer session would be held in lieu of a debate to assess the pair’s competence.

The incumbent pair is backed by all parties controlling seats on the Tangerang Legislative Council (DPRD).

The commission, Sanusi said, would start verifying the pair’s documents and test results.

KPU Tangerang will announce whether the pair has fulfilled all requirements on Feb. 12.

Separately, Arief said he would not take his sole candidacy for granted as he had to secure at least 50 percent of the vote during the election. (fac)

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