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Jakarta Post

Four Jakarta councillors-elect no strangers to voters

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 23 2019   /  12:59 am
From left: Jimly Asshiddiqie (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama), Sabam Sirait (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama), Fahira Idris (Antara), Sylviana Murni (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

From left: Jimly Asshiddiqie (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama), Sabam Sirait (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama), Fahira Idris (Antara), Sylviana Murni (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)All four candidates who gained the available seats for the Jakarta electoral district out of the 136 in the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) are familiar faces in politics, while two of them are incumbents.Senators Fahira Idris and Sabam Sirait retained their seats, attracting 581,108 votes and 626,618 votes, respectively.In the 2014 elections, Fahira, 51, secured her seat with 511,323 votes and in the council she was the head of DPD Committee III overseeing education, religion and health.Prior to being a senator, Fahira was a businesswoman and a politician. In Jakarta’s 2017 gubernatorial election she supported the ticket of Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno.After the gubernatorial election, Fahira founded the Bang Japar Legal Aid Fou...