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Jakarta election challenger Anies accused of courting Islamic vote amid religious divide - The Guardian

Christian governor Ahok used to enjoy a 70% approval rating but then came his blasphemy trial for allegedly insulting Islam. Now the vote is too close to call. Muslim protesters shout slogans during a rally outside court during the blasphemy trial of ...and more »

The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future - The Diplomat

Ahok's defeat says less about the rise of Islamism and more about the strength of entrenched political interests. By Nithin Coca for The Diplomat. April 21, 2017. In the end, it wasn't even close. The much anticipated second round election for Jakarta ...and more »

Conservative Islam Has Scored a Disquieting Victory in Indonesia's Normally Secular Politics - TIME

On Wednesday evening, hours after early counting revealed his electoral victory, the new governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, celebrated his victory at Istiqlal, the Indonesian capital's biggest mosque. He was welcomed by Rizieq Shihab, the leader of ...and more »

Jakarta governor likely to be spared jail if found guilty of insulting Islam - The Guardian

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, this week conceded defeat in an election for Jakarta governor. Photograph: Tatan Syuflana/AFP/Getty. Indonesia. Jakarta governor likely to be spared jail if found guilty of insulting Islam. Indonesian prosecutors ...and more »

Muslim candidate beats Christian in divisive Jakarta governor vote - The Guardian

Anies Baswedan, centre right, hugs his running mate Sandiaga Uno after winning the election. Photograph: Tatan Syuflana/AP. Indonesia. Muslim candidate beats Christian in divisive Jakarta governor vote. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama concedes defeat to Anies ...and more »

Jakarta election: Ahok makes last appeal as polling booths open - The Guardian

Muslim women shows their ink-stained fingers after voting during the runoff election in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Photograph: Achmad Ibrahim/AP. Indonesia. Jakarta election: Ahok makes last appeal as polling booths open. Voting begins in runoff ...and more »

Up In Arms in Jakarta - U.S. News & World Report

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The scene last week here in Indonesia's capital was surprisingly cordial. Officials for Nahdlatul Ulama, the country's largest Muslim organization, opened their doors and warmly greeted Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, the capital ...and more »

Prabowo Expresses Gratitude to FPI Leader for 'Saving Indonesia's Democracy' - Jakarta Globe

Prabowo Subianto, and Anies Baswedan speak at a press conference on Wednesday (19/04), after declaring electoral victory for Anies and his running mate Sandiaga Uno in Jakarta's gubernatorial race. (Antara Photo/Dedi Wijaya). By : Hotman Siregar | on 8 ...and more »

Will Jakarta's new governor stand firm against hardline religious groups? - The Conversation AU

FNU Testriono does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all partners ...and more »

Religion, power and politics in Indonesia - BBC News

A former minister has won the race for Jakarta governor after a divisive campaign that has tested Indonesia's multi-faith society. As BBC Indonesian's Rebecca Henschke in Jakarta reports, it's being viewed as a win for sectarian politics. Although ...and more »