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Jarkata voters place religion over experience, oust Governor

Reports Wednesday evening showed Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, knicknamed Ahok, has lost a bid to remain in office, as voters turned to his Muslim opponent, Anies Baswedan. As a Christian, Ahok faced pressure from Muslim activists during the campaign, some of whom insisted his candidacy was illegitimate, citing verses from the Koran. Ahok’s rejection […]