Top Stories

Pollsters: Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election - Eyewitness News;

Pollsters: Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsPollsters: Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta electionEyewitness NewsAnies Baswedan's huge margin of victory was surprising since opinion polls in the run-up to the election had pointed to a dead-heat. Indonesian Muslim candidate Anies Baswedan. Picture: [email protected] Indonesian Muslim candidate Anies ...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 »

Indonesian president faces twin threats from Jakarta poll - Daily Mail

Indonesian president faces twin threats from Jakarta pollDaily MailJAKARTA, 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 ...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 »

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 »

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls - Rappler;

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls - Rappler

RapplerChristian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense pollsRapplerWinning candidate Anies Baswedan, a former education minister, thanked Jakarta's voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, if his victory was confirmed. By Agence France-Presse.and more »

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

Indonesian investors seen returning to fundamentals after Jakarta electionTimes 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 ...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 »

INDONESIA-JAKARTA-GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION-ANIES BASWEDAN - Prokerala

INDONESIA-JAKARTA-GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION-ANIES BASWEDANProkeralaJAKARTA, 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 ...and more »

Jakarta Governor Ahok heading for election loss - Aljazeera.com;

Jakarta Governor Ahok heading for election loss - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comJakarta Governor Ahok heading for election lossAljazeera.comQuick 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.and more »

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

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

The GuardianMuslim candidate beats Christian in divisive Jakarta governor voteThe GuardianAnies 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 Gov. Ahok concedes election after divisive campaign - Gant Daily

Jakarta Gov. Ahok concedes election after divisive campaignGant DailyJakarta 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's ...and more »

Kadin Welcomes Jakarta's New Governor - Jakarta Globe

Kadin Welcomes Jakarta's New GovernorJakarta GlobeJakarta. 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 ...and more »

Jakarta praised for peaceful voting day - Jakarta Post;

Jakarta praised for peaceful voting day - Jakarta Post

Jakarta PostJakarta praised for peaceful voting dayJakarta PostJakarta 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 ...and more »

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

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

Yahoo NewsChristian governor heading for loss in Jakarta run-offYahoo NewsIncumbent 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 ...and more »

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

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

New York TimesJakarta Governor Concedes Defeat in Religiously Tinged ElectionNew York TimesA 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 ...and more »

Jokowi Ally Poised for Jakarta Loss, Lifting Indonesia Rival - Bloomberg;

Jokowi Ally Poised for Jakarta Loss, Lifting Indonesia Rival - Bloomberg

BloombergJokowi Ally Poised for Jakarta Loss, Lifting Indonesia RivalBloombergJakarta residents appeared set to elect a new governor, with unofficial tallies showing a defeat for one of President Joko Widodo's top allies. Former education minister Anies Baswedan held a comfortable lead in quick count surveys over Basuki Tjahaja ...and more »

Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election: pollsters - Reuters;

Indonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election: pollsters - Reuters

ReutersIndonesian Muslim candidate wins Jakarta election: pollstersReutersJAKARTA 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 ...and more »

'Quick count' shows Anies Baswedan is new Jakarta governor - Asian Correspondent;

'Quick count' shows Anies Baswedan is new Jakarta governor - Asian Correspondent

Asian Correspondent'Quick count' shows Anies Baswedan is new Jakarta governorAsian CorrespondentJakarta's governor-elect Anies Baswedan leaves the polling booth near his house in West Cilandak, South Jakarta. Three inked fingers on a hand in the foreground indicate support for Anies and his running mate Sandiaga Uno. 19 April 2017. Source: Asian ...and more »

Prabowo: Today Jakarta Obtains New Governor - Netralnews;

Prabowo: Today Jakarta Obtains New Governor - Netralnews

NetralnewsPrabowo: Today Jakarta Obtains New GovernorNetralnewsJAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - After seeing the results of a quick count by a number of pollsters, Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto claims Anies-Sandi candidate pair win in the Jakarta Regional Head Elections (Pilkada). Prabowo said that based ...and more »