'Sometimes I'm being judged by assumption,' says Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan

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Outgoing Jakarta governor sets record straight on claims of hardline leanings. Indonesia’s next presidential election may be two years away in February 2024, but political parties have begun their hunt for prospective candidates.
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JAKARTA - Indonesia's next presidential election may be two years away, but political parties have begun their hunt for prospective candidates.

One frontrunner is Dr Anies Baswedan, the 53-year-old governor of Jakarta who will end his five-year term on Oct 16.

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