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Jakarta Post

Mayoral hopefuls look to introduce themselves to South Tangerang voters

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

South Tangerang   /   Sat, February 22, 2020   /  09:14 am
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Vehicles pass by posters promoting mayoral hopefuls on Jl. Puspitek Raya in South Tangerang, Banten, on Wednesday, Feb. 19. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

While the simultaneous 2020 regional elections may still be months away, banners and posters promoting mayoral hopefuls have begun popping up around South Tangerang, Banten, as the prospective candidates seek to begin introducing themselves to voters. Considered one of Greater Jakarta’s more affluent areas, with modern housing complexes, malls and other public facilities, the city of 1.7 million people is among the 270 regions set to hold elections in September. With Mayor Airin Rachmi Diany set to conclude her second and final term next year, the election will be an opportunity for new hopefuls to run for office. Among the prominent names are current Deputy Mayor Benyamin Davnie, Siti Nur Azizah, the daughter of Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, and Heri Gagarin, the former head of the South Tangerang Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P). Benyamin has been A...