Tag Archive: Anies Baswedan

Jakarta Election Results A Victory For Prejudice Over Pluralism?

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesia‚Äôs capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (popularly known as Ahok). The election…
Read more

Muslim Jakarta Governor Candidate Ahead In Election, Early Count Shows

Former Indonesian education minister, Anies Baswedan, was slightly ahead of Jakarta’s incumbent Christian governor in the race to lead the Indonesian capital, unofficial early counting by a private pollster showed on Wednesday. Baswedan had secured 51.93 per cent of the…
Read more