Anies Baswedan is sworn in as the governor of Jakarta. Photo: Reuters

Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan: Islamism’s new hope for Indonesian presidency?

  • Anies fuels speculation of tilt at the presidency by addressing rally of the 212 Islamist movement that orchestrated fall of his Christian predecessor Ahok
  • Analysts say he is now a favoured pick among Islamists for the 2024 election
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Anies Baswedan is sworn in as the governor of Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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Amy Chew

Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.