A rumor that Heru Budi Hartono had withdrawn himself from running in Jakarta’s 2017 gubernatorial race as Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s running mate began to spread a couple of days ago. When asked to confirm, instead of denying or confirming the rumor, Heru instead avoided answering the question. Ahok, meanwhile, responded to the rumor in a calm manner; he even threw jokes. That said, anything is possible in politics.To subscribe please click here