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Promises may backfire on new Jakarta governor

Other than the 18 months or so he served as education minister until Mr Joko fired him, Mr Anies (above) has no government experience.


AT local elections in April this year, Anies Baswedan, Jakarta's incoming governor, won by a landslide partly due to promises that he would shield the poor from harsh evictions, while doling out easy housing loans.

As he readies to take the oath of office on Monday, reality...

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