Emotions Run High in Tight Election for Jakarta Governor 1 234 567

Emotions Run High in Tight Election for Jakarta Governor

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The mood in Jakarta on its second election day this year is notably more tense than it was in February, although the city's voting stations remained as festive as ever on the surface.

Incumbent governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama faced off with former education minister Anies Baswedan. Neither of them got the 50 percent of votes needed last time to win, although third-place candidate Agus Yudhoyono was eliminated after the first round.

The runoff is the climax of six...

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