Anies elected Governor after divisive election campaign

Written by Sophie Volker

Anies Baswedan has defeated Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) for the powerful position of Governor of the Province of Jakarta, after a long and tension-filled race.
Observers say this result could have implications for the Indonesian Presidential election in 2019, plus future implications on Indonesia’s economic relationship with Australia.
“UQ in Indonesia” reporter, Sophie Volker, has been surveying opinions throughout election day in the capital city.


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Sophie Volker

Sophie Volker is currently working part-time as a Cadet Journalist at the Dalby Herald while finishing her Bachelor of Journalism at UQ. She is very excited to be taking part on the UQ in Indonesia trip because she is passionate about travelling and social justice journalism. During the trip, Sophie hopes to investigate the legal system in Indonesi...