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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Moderate France Wins

T housands of Emmanuel Macron’s supporters gathered outside the Louvre Museum since noon on Sunday two weeks ago, right after voting. Carrying red, white and blue flags, they were optimistic their candidate would win the presidential election.

"Mostly young people (are gathered here)," Herve Le Roy told Tempo. The 41-year-old Parisian is also Macron’s ardent supporter.

Macron won a landslide victory against right-winger Marine Le Pen with…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.