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Jakarta Post

Anies no better, no worse than Ahok: Survey

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 15, 2019   /  04:15 pm
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (center) along with PT MRT Jakarta president director William P. Sabandar (right) observe the progress of the first line of the city's subway on April 12, 2018. The project, which was pioneered by then-governor Fauzi Bowo, came into full operation during Anies' tenure. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

While people are still largely polarized after the 2017 gubernatorial election, a survey has found that Jakartans, despite their approval of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, consider several policies of his predecessor to have been better.   The survey, conducted on Sept. 9 to 18 by pollster Populi Center, questioned 600 people in six Jakarta municipalities, comprising  300 “experimental respondents” and 300 “control respondents”. The division of respondents was aimed at gaining unbiased responses caused by biased perceptions of Anies and his predecessor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who competed against each other in the bitterly contested election that was largely influenced by sectarian rallies against Ahok, a Christian of Chinese descent. Those in the experimental group were asked for their opinion of policies of the two le...