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Jakarta’s Christian governor heads for tough run-off

intellasia - Friday 17th February, 2017

Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama held a narrow lead, according to private pollsters, despite being on trial for blasphemy, but is seen as unlikely to win in April's second round against ex-education minister Anies Baswedan, who came a close second and will attract more Muslim votes. Third candidate Agus Yudhoyono, another Muslim challenger and the son of a former president, trailed ...
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