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Jakarta governor race headed for volatile second round

Jakarta’s gubernatorial race is going to a second round nail-biter after ethnic-Chinese Christian governor Basuki Purnama narrowly edged former education minister Anies Baswaden in a February 15 election clouded by allegations of blasphemy, phone tapping and even murder. Quick count results, with nearly all the ballots counted, showed Purnama winning 43% of the vote, ahead […]