Jakarta governor-elect promises to complete five-year term

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Jakarta Governor-elect Anies Baswedan and his running mate, Deputy Governor-elect Sandiaga Uno, have reiterated their commitment to completing their five-year term from 2017 to 2022.

“Both of us have committed to completing our duties in Jakarta. It was already mentioned during a campaign debate last time. We have clearly responded that we will complete our work during five years, from 2017 to 2022,” Anies Baswedan told the press here on Friday, after attending a plenary meeting of the General Election Commission (KPU) of Jakarta that officially announced him as Jakarta Governor-elect, and Uno as Deputy Governor-elect.

In response to the press questions, he said he and Uno did not differ regarding their commitment to not run for presidential elections in 2019.

KPU Jakarta announced that Anies-Sandi pair emerged the winners of the Jakarta gubernatorial election (pilkada).

Anies-Sandi won 57.96 percent (3,240,987 votes) from a total of 5,591,353 votes, Sumarno, chairman of the KPU Jakarta, said following a plenary meeting on recapitulation of ballot count.

The pair defeated incumbent Ahok-Djarot, who collected 42.04 percent (2,350,366 votes).

Anies-Sandi won the elections in five municipalities and one district of Jakarta, namely Kepulauan Seribu District, and the municipalities of North Jakarta, West Jakarta, Central Jakarta, East Jakarta, and South Jakarta.

In the Kepulauan Seribu District, Anies-Sandi won 62 percent (8,796 votes), of the total 14,187 votes, while Ahok-Djarot won 38 percent (5,391 votes).

In North Jakarta, Anies-Sandi got 52.73 percent (466,340 of the total 884,408 votes), while Ahok-Djarot won 47.27 percent (418,068 votes).

In West Jakarta, Anies-Sandi collected 52.8 percent (684,980 of the total 1,296,739 votes), while Ahok-Djarot won 47.18 percent (611,759 votes).

In Central Jakarta, Anies-Sandi collected 57.77 percent (333,033 of the total 576,449 votes), while Ahok-Djarot won 42.23 percent (243,416 votes).

In East Jakarta, Anies-Sandi won 61.87 percent (993,173 of the total 1,605,266 votes), while Ahok-Djarot won 38.13 percent (612,093 votes).

In South Jakarta, Anies-Sandi got 62.15 percent (754,665 of the total 1,214,304 votes), while Ahok-Djarot 37.85 percent (459,639).

The voter turnout in Jakartas pilkada was 77.08 percent of the total eligible voters amounting 7,218,280 people. The largest voter turnout, notably 80.75 percent, was in Kepulauan Seribu District.

The new Jakarta governor and deputy governor will be inaugurated in October this year.

Source: Antara News