The deputy governor-elect said he would focus on reconciling with Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Deputy Governor Djarot Syaiful Hidayat.

“We will work hard to fulfill the promises in our campaigns to Jakarta’s residents and one of the starting points is to establish a transitional team with [the sitting] administration,” he said.

Anies and Sandiaga also said that existing programs will continue, especially the programs that have proved beneficial to the community.

“Our goal is to serve the public well, without any discrimination. Civil servants who have performed well will continue to have a job, while those who deviate from our vision to serve the public’s [best interests] will be cut off,” Sandiaga said.

“We are thankful for [Ahok] and Djarot who have paved the way for us to continue to effectively govern,” he said.

On Wednesday, at Rumah Kertanegara in South Jakarta, shortly after declaring their victory, Anies said that it was a milestone for him and Sandiaga to set off on a new journey to return justice to Jakartans.

“For us, our journey is just starting. What we have achieved is not only a victory in the election, but a victory to bring back justice to the capital city,” Anies said.

Anies promised that his administration will remain focused on resolving social justice issues.

“Jakarta is the most diverse city in Indonesia, and we are committed to taking care of it, as well as fighting for unity in this city. We want to celebrate unity and diversity at the same time,” Anies said.

Courtesy of Jakarta Globe