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Ahok Supports Jokowi Run Second Presidential Term
Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama (L) and President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the City Hall, Jakarta, July 23, 2014. TEMPO/Dian Triyuli Handoko
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 | 15:32 WIB
Ahok Supports Jokowi Run Second Presidential Term

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok supported Jokowi, through the president's supporter, for the second presidential term.

The support was written on a piece of paper dated July 24, 2018, and circulated on social media. Ahok wrote the letter behind bars of Mako Brimob detention center, Kelapa Dua, Depok.

“Terus berjuang untuk Pak Jokowi 2 periode, salam BTP,” Ahok said. (Keep fighting for Pak Jokowi to run for the 2nd term. Regards, BTP) The letter was sent to the president’s supporter  joined in Galang Kemajuan Jokowi (GKJO).

Jokowi and Ahok was a pair of Jakarta Governor and Deputy Governor in 2012. Both were apart since Jokowi run in the 2014 Presidential Election.

Ahead of the Presidential Election next year, Jokowi was backed as a presidential candidate. Other than Ahok and his party coalition, the supports came from West Nusa Tenggara Tuan Guru Bajang Muhammad Zainul Majdi, who was said able to hike the incumbent's electability.


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