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Muslim challenger defeats Jakarta's Christian governor - Bangkok Post

Muslim challenger defeats Jakarta's Christian governorBangkok PostJAKARTA - A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor on Wednesday after a polarising campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam. Anies Baswedan won with 58% of the votes ...and more »

Jakarta governor election results - TODAYonline

Jakarta governor election resultsTODAYonlineJAKARTA - Former Indonesian education minister Anies Baswedan took a double-digit lead over Jakarta's incumbent Christian governor in the race to lead the Indonesian capital, unofficial early counting by a private pollster showed on Wednesday.and more »

Dark clouds after Jakarta vote: experts - The Australian

Dark clouds after Jakarta vote: expertsThe AustralianJakarta has been called to unify following the defeat of its Christian governor in a divisive election that some believe sets a dangerous precedent for the "politicisation of religion" in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Once seen as a ...and more »

Indonesian president faces twin threats from Jakarta poll - Channel NewsAsia;

Indonesian president faces twin threats from Jakarta poll - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsiaIndonesian president faces twin threats from Jakarta pollChannel NewsAsiaThe thumping win by Anies Baswedan in the bitterly fought election for Jakarta governor signals twin threats to Indonesia's President Joko Widodo - from rising Islamism and the renewed clout of Indonesia's old political and business elites. Posted 19 ...and more »

Jakarta's 'Ahok' concedes heavy defeat in governor race - South China Morning Post;

Jakarta's 'Ahok' concedes heavy defeat in governor race - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostJakarta's 'Ahok' concedes heavy defeat in governor raceSouth China Morning PostA former minister staged a decisive victory in Jakarta's knife-edge gubernatorial election yesterday, after he courted the support of hardline Islamic groups opposed to the Chinese-Christian incumbent. Observers said the victory of 47-year-old Anies ...and more »

Christian governor in Jakarta faces election defeat while on trial for alleged blasphemy - ChristianToday;

Christian governor in Jakarta faces election defeat while on trial for alleged blasphemy - ChristianToday

ChristianTodayChristian governor in Jakarta faces election defeat while on trial for alleged blasphemyChristianTodayJakarta's Christian governor today looked set to lose office to a Muslim former government minister in a highly divisive election that has been going on while the Christian is on trial for blasphemy. So-called 'quick counts' by 10 research companies ...and more »

Millions vote in Jakarta run-off election for governor - San Diego Jewish World

Millions vote in Jakarta run-off election for governorSan Diego Jewish WorldJakarta (dpa) - Millions of residents of the Indonesian capital Jakarta went to the polls Wednesday in the second round of the city's gubernatorial election following a campaign marked by religious and ethnic tensions. The election pits incumbent ...and more »

Jakarta election: Christian governor concedes to Muslim rival - BBC News;

Jakarta election: Christian governor concedes to Muslim rival - BBC News

BBC NewsJakarta election: Christian governor concedes to Muslim rivalBBC NewsJakarta's first Christian governor has conceded defeat to a Muslim former government minister in a vote seen as a test of Indonesia's secular identity. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama congratulated his rival after exit polls showed Anies Rasyid Baswedan clearly ...and more »

Anies Sees Ahok as Rival, Instead of Enemy - Tempo.co;

Anies Sees Ahok as Rival, Instead of Enemy - Tempo.co

Tempo.coAnies Sees Ahok as Rival, Instead of EnemyTempo.coTEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan said that he considered incumbent candidate Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok as a rival instead of an enemy in the course of the Jakarta Gubernatorial Election. According to Anies ...and more »

Indonesian investors seen returning to fundamentals after Jakarta election - Malay Mail Online;

Indonesian investors seen returning to fundamentals after Jakarta election - Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail OnlineIndonesian investors seen returning to fundamentals after Jakarta electionMalay Mail OnlineAn election official counts ballots during the counting process after polls closed in the governor election in Jakarta April 19, 2017. — Reuters pic JAKARTA, April 19 — Investors in Indonesian markets are likely to return to fundamentals such as ...and more »

In Indonesia's capital, voters oust renowned Christian politician in show of Islamist power - Washington Post;

In Indonesia's capital, voters oust renowned Christian politician in show of Islamist power - Washington Post

Washington PostIn Indonesia's capital, voters oust renowned Christian politician in show of Islamist powerWashington PostJAKARTA, Indonesia — Jakarta's first Christian governor in generations lost his reelection bid Wednesday, according to unofficial results, after a heated sectarian campaign that underscored the influence of hard-line Islamists in the world's most ...and more »

Ahok concedes defeat, calls on supporters to move on - Jakarta Post;

Ahok concedes defeat, calls on supporters to move on - Jakarta Post

Jakarta PostAhok concedes defeat, calls on supporters to move onJakarta PostAhok concedes defeat, calls on supporters to move on Incumbent Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Saiful Hidayat speak to the press after the Gubernatorial runoff election in Jakarta, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Gubernatorial Candidate Anies ...and more »

Ahok and Djarot Graceful in Defeat - Jakarta Globe

Ahok and Djarot Graceful in DefeatJakarta GlobeJakarta. Incumbents Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Syaiful Hidayat have congratulated rivals Anies Rasyid Baswedan and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno on their victory in the second round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election on Wednesday (19/04) ...and more »

The Lesson Indonesia Can Learn from Jakarta Run-off Election - Netralnews

The Lesson Indonesia Can Learn from Jakarta Run-off ElectionNetralnewsJAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has expressed belief that the Jakarta run-off election on Wednesday will produce best and reliable leaders. "I believe that the democratic election of the governor and vice governor of Jakarta ...and more »

Ex-education chief Baswedan wins Jakarta gubernatorial election - Nikkei Asian Review;

Ex-education chief Baswedan wins Jakarta gubernatorial election - Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian ReviewEx-education chief Baswedan wins Jakarta gubernatorial electionNikkei Asian ReviewJakarta gubernatorial candidate and former Education Minister Anies Baswedan, left, casts his vote along with family members near his residence in South Jakarta on the morning of April 19. (Photo by Wataru Suzuki). JAKARTA -- Former Education Minister ...and more »

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off: Pollsters - The Star Online;

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off: Pollsters - The Star Online

The Star OnlineChristian governor loses Jakarta run-off: PollstersThe Star OnlineJAKARTA: Jakarta's Christian governor on Wednesday lost heavily to a Muslim former government minister in an election run-off, private polls indicated, after a divisive battle that has damaged Indonesia's reputation as a bastion of tolerant Islam.and more »

Despite the current governor's stellar record, his ethnic Chinese and Christian heritage weighed on his candidacy ... - Asia Times;

Despite the current governor's stellar record, his ethnic Chinese and Christian heritage weighed on his candidacy ... - Asia Times

Asia TimesDespite the current governor's stellar record, his ethnic Chinese and Christian heritage weighed on his candidacy ...Asia TimesReports Wednesday evening showed Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, knicknamed Ahok, has lost a bid to remain in office, as voters turned to his Muslim opponent, Anies Baswedan. As a Christian, Ahok faced pressure from Muslim activists during ...and more »

CORRECTED: Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election - pollsters - Yahoo Singapore News;

CORRECTED: Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election - pollsters - Yahoo Singapore News

Yahoo Singapore NewsCORRECTED: Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election - pollstersYahoo Singapore NewsIncumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama casts his vote in the Jakarta governor election in North Jakarta, Indonesia April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside. More. (Corrects name of Islamic group in paragraph 19). By Agustinus Beo Da Costa ...and more »

Anies-Sandiaga wins at Djarot's polling station - Jakarta Post;

Anies-Sandiaga wins at Djarot's polling station - Jakarta Post

Jakarta PostAnies-Sandiaga wins at Djarot's polling stationJakarta PostAnies-Sandiaga wins at Djarot's polling station A supporter of Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan photographs the vote counting process as shown on a TV monitor at the Gerindra Party headquarters in South Jakarta on Wednesday. (JP/Dhoni ...and more »

Anies Baswedan headed for big win in Jakarta election, unofficial polls show - Southeast Asia Globe;

Anies Baswedan headed for big win in Jakarta election, unofficial polls show - Southeast Asia Globe

Southeast Asia GlobeAnies Baswedan headed for big win in Jakarta election, unofficial polls showSoutheast Asia GlobeJakarta governor candidate Anies Baswedan (R) reacts with his running mate Sandiaga Uno (L) after exit polls in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 April 2017. Photo: EPA/Bagus Indahono. Anies Baswedan, Indonesia's former minister for education and culture who ...and more »