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Candidate vying to be Jakarta governor denies pandering to Islamists

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 05:50

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When asked if Jakarta's governor had to be Muslim, Mr Baswedan said that every citizen had the right to run, but added: "Jakarta needs an effective leader who can execute all the plans, and secondly, who can unite, not divide."

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A FORMER education minister in Muslim-majority Indonesia facing a run-off vote against a Christian to be Jakarta governor, on Tuesday denied pandering to Islamists to win support and said he could unite the capital after a divisive election.

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