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Jakarta election commission releases official results in governor race

Jakarta Globe - February 27, 2017

Jakarta The Jakarta Election Commission, or KPUD, announced the official results of the Feb. 15 gubernatorial election on Sunday (26/02).

According to its calculation, incumbent Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and his deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat came in first place with 42.99 percent of the total votes, not enough to give them an outright victory.

According to the Election Law, a governor candidate has to win more than 50 percent of the popular votes to be elected to office.

Ahok and Djarot won 2,364,577 popular votes in the election, which saw 5,564,313 out of a total of 7,356,426 registered voters in Jakarta turning up enthusiastically at polling stations.

Jakarta KPUD chairman Sumarno pointed out 7,740 Jakarta residents with disability participated in the poll.

Ahok and Djarot's nearest rivals were former education minister Anies Baswedan and his running mate, businessman Sandiaga Uno, who collected 2,197,333 popular votes, or 39.95 percent of the total votes.

Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's son Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and his running mate Sylviana Murni came in a distant last with 937,955 popular votes, or 17.05 percent of the total votes.

Ahok and Djarot will face off with Anies and Sandiaga in a run-off election on April 19.

Source: http://jakartaglobe.id/news/jakarta-election-commission-releases-official-results-governor-race/.

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