Jakarta gubernatorial candidates assure peaceful campaigns

Jakarta gubernatorial candidates assure peaceful campaigns

The three pairs of Jakarta`s gubernatorial candidates (from right to left) Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok)-Djarot Saiful Hidayat and Anies Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno. (ANTARA/Hafidz Mubarak A.)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The three pairs of Jakartas gubernatorial candidates for the regional head election 2017, have declared their commitment to campaign peacefully and with integrity.

The declaration was voiced in an event at the National Monument (Monas), here, Saturday morning, and attended by supporters of the candidates.

The three pairs are Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat, and Anies Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno.

They and members of their success teams pledged to follow a democratic and peaceful election process with integrity, as well as maintain the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) based on state ideology Pancasila and the UUD 1945 Constitution.

They will promote the progress of Jakarta and promised to abide by every prevailing regulation.

Besides, they also promised to accept whatever the results of the pilkada, whether they are elected or not.

A decorated vehicle carnival was organized to highlight the declaration.

The three pairs of candidates for the posts of governor and vice governor recently received their ballot numbers for the Pilkada 2017.

Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Sylviana Murni were allotted ballot number 1, incumbents Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok and Djarot Saiful Hidayat received ballot number 2 while Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno were given ballot number 3.

The campaign for pilkada began on October 27, 2016 and ends on February 11, 2017. The pilkada will be held simultaneously in 101 regions across Indonesia on February 15, 2017.