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As Indonesia Votes, Jakarta Governor Battles Blasphemy Charge

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian, is asking voters to keep him in office in what is widely seen as a test of tolerance in the Muslim-majority nation.
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