Southeast Asia | Jakarta governor race headed for volatile second round

Jakarta governor race headed for volatile second round

Clouded by allegations of blasphemy, phone tapping and even murder, the gubernatorial race will be decided after another round of voting on April 19

Jakarta, February 15, 2017 7:17 PM (UTC+8)
An Indonesian woman casts her vote at a polling station on February 15, 2017.
About 100 local elections took place across Indonesia on February 15 but the race in the capital is the most hotly contested, with the top job in Jakarta seen as a stepping stone to victory in the 2019 presidential polls. Photo: AFP / Chaideer Mahyuddin
An Indonesian woman casts her vote at a polling station on February 15, 2017. About 100 local elections took place across Indonesia on February 15 but the race in the capital is the most hotly contested, with the top job in Jakarta seen as a stepping stone to victory in the 2019 presidential polls. Photo: AFP / Chaideer Mahyuddin
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