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

A 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 ...

Indonesian president faces twin threats from Jakarta poll - Daily Mail

JAKARTA, April 19 (Reuters) - The 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 ...

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

Jakarta (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 ...

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off: Pollsters - AsiaOne

JAKARTA: 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.

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

TEMPO.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 ...

Indonesian investors seen returning to fundamentals after Jakarta election - Times of India

... * Incumbent Jakarta governor lost by big margin to rival. * Winner Baswedan's policies include affordable housing. * Poll outcome shouldn't significantly stall national reform -Citi. * Market seen remaining strong if there are no security issues ...

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

Jakarta 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 ...

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

Reports 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 ...

Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election - pollsters - Reuters

JAKARTA 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 percent of the ...

INDONESIA-JAKARTA-GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION-ANIES BASWEDAN - Prokerala

JAKARTA, April 19, 2017 - Jakarta's gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan (L) casts his ballot at a polling station during the gubernatorial election in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 19, 2017. Millions of residents in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta ...

Jakarta Governor Ahok heading for election loss - Aljazeera.com

Quick counts show Purnama, on trial for blasphemy, losing to ex-cabinet minister after religiously divisive campaign. 19 Apr 2017 12:08 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social.

Jakarta Gov. Ahok concedes election after divisive campaign - CNN

(CNN) Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama conceded losing in his re-election bid Wednesday, bringing to an end what one newspaper called Indonesia's "dirtiest, most polarizing" campaign. His defeat will likely be seen as a victory for Indonesia ...

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 ...

Anies Baswedan wins Jakarta election: Pollsters - Channel NewsAsia

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. Posted 19 Apr 2017 15:15; Updated 19 Apr 2017 20:02.

Kadin Welcomes Jakarta's New Governor - Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. The Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, or Kadin, has welcomed Jakarta's new leaders, optimistic that the capital city will continue to go forward in a good direction after a tiring and divisive election campaign that stoked ...

Ahok's Defeat Due to Minority Issues: Expert - Tempo.co

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Dirga Ardiansa, a social statistics expert from the University of Indonesia, said that Jakarta Gubernatorial candidate pair number two Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok and Djarot Saiful Hidayat had a chance to win the second round of ...

Jakarta praised for peaceful voting day - Jakarta Post

Jakarta praised for peaceful voting day Upbeat: Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan (left) and his family show their inked fingers after castubg their ballots at polling station No. 28 in Cilandak, South Jakarta, on April 19. (JP/Dhoni ...

Christian governor heading for loss in Jakarta run-off - Yahoo News

Incumbent Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is facing a Muslim challenger, in a neck-and-neck race to lead the teeming capital of 10 million people. More. Jakarta's Christian governor on Wednesday lost heavily to a Muslim former government ...

currently mobilizing to Istiqlal Mosque at Central Jakarta. - Tempo.co

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A number of Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno supporters are currently mobilizing to Istiqlal Mosque at Central Jakarta to celebrate the win result based on a number of quick count results. They assembled and departed from ...

Jakarta Governor Concedes Defeat in Religiously Tinged Election - New York Times

A polling station under a bridge in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. The candidacy of Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was hobbled by a criminal trial in which he was accused of blasphemy against Islam. Credit Tatan Syuflana/Associated Press. JAKARTA ...