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Jakarta welcomes first ethnic Chinese governor

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 05:50
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President Joko Widodo (right) congratulating Jakarta's new governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, after the latter was sworn in at the Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Jakarta

A CHRISTIAN was inaugurated on Wednesday as governor of the Indonesian capital for the first time in 50 years, despite weeks of protests from Islamic hardliners in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also the first person from the