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Will Jakarta's next governor be Indonesia's next president?

JAKARTA The gubernatorial election in Jakarta is shaping up to be a close three-way battle that may influence who will lead Indonesia after current President Joko Widodo leaves office.

A list of candidates for the Feb. 15 election, among the most important in Indonesia, has been finalized. Until recently, it was widely expected that the highly popular incumbent governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, 50, would win in a landslide. Yet just before the filing deadline, two high-profile figures joined the race: Anies Baswedan, 47, a former education minister and a high-profile commentator, and Agus Yudhoyono, 38, a son of former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and a member of the military.

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