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And Now, Round 2
Thursday, 16 February, 2017 | 13:48 WIB
And Now, Round 2

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A big sigh of relief was felt around the capital when the Jakarta governor’s election ended with none of the anticipated disruption.  In fact, polling day was so pe aceful, with few irregularities reported, that even President Jokowi was hopeful after he cast his ballot yesterday morning.  "Let us not allow political divisions to destroy our unity,” said Jokowi. “All can be united again as brothers for the sake of unity after these elections." But the tight, nail-biting race is just beginning.  With Agus and his running mate Sylviana out of the picture, it’s now on to round 2 between Ahok the incumbent against Anies the challenger.  These two finalists will now go back to their respective camps to re-strategize in preparation for the April 19 second round. Stay tuned, folks, for another month of predicting, projecting and nail-biting.

Yuli Ismartono

 



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