Fauzi Bowo

Fauzi Bowo

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Fauzi Bowo (born 10 April 1948 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is the governor of Jakarta for the 2007-2012 term. He previously served as deputy governor.

He has worked for the Jakarta administration since 1987 and was treasurer of the Golkar organization from 1993 to 1997. On 8 August 2007 he was elected governor of Jakarta (2007–2012), beating his only rival Adang Daradjatun 57.9% to 42.1% in the first ever election for the post. He was inaugurated on 7 October 2007.

Background and education

Fauzi Bowo, known as "Foke" to many Jakartans, was born in Jakarta to a wealthy landowning family.Kompas newspaper 2 August 2007 p33 His father, Djohari bin Adiputro, was from Malang, East Java, and his mother, Nuraini binti Abdul Manaf, from Jakarta. After high school at Canisius College in Jakarta, Fauzi studied at the architecture faculty at the University of Indonesia from 1966 to 1967. There, he was involved in the Indonesian Students Action Front (KAMI), an organization established to counter the communist-influenced Indonesian Student Union. In 1968 he won a scholarship to study in West Germany, where he was a student of town planning at the Technical University at Brunswick, graduating in 1976. While in Germany he was active in the Indonesian...
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