Anies Baswedan to be Inaugurated on October 16

M Sholahadhin Azhar    •    27 September 2017 12:11 WIB
regional election
Anies Baswedan to be Inaugurated on October 16
Anies Baswedan (Left) and Sandiaga Uno (Photo: Antara//Hafidz Mubarak), Jakarta: The Home Ministry's regional autonomy director Sumarsono on Tuesday confirmed Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo will inaugurate Jakarta governor-elect Anies Baswedan next month.

"The current term will be completed on October 15. The new governor will be inagurated on October 16," Sumarsono said.

The Jakarta gubernatorial runoff was staged in April. The second round was fiercely competed by Anies Baswedan and Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama.

The challenger gathered 57.96 percent votes (3,240,987 votes). The incumbent only received 42.04 percent votes (2,350,366 votes).

The former education minister was endorsed by Gerindra Party and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). The former Paramadina University dean was paired with businessman Sandiaga Uno.