Indonesian police were deployed for the election (Source: abc.net)

Jakarta (VNA)
– People in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta headed to polls to elect their new governor in the second round on April 19.

About 7.2 million have registered to vote. The election started from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm (Hanoi time).

The second round of the vote pits Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the city's first Christian and ethnic Chinese leader, against former Education and Culture Minister Anies Baswedan.

The first round of the election for the Jakarta head took place in February with a close win for Purnama.

More than 60,000 policemen, soldiers and security officers were deployed across the capital during the election after protests against the current Christian Governor turning into a civil riot. - VNA