Saturday 27 December 2014

Widodo wins Indonesia election

Published 22/07/2014 | 10:54

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo smiles as he speaks to the media. (AP)
Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo smiles as he speaks to the media. (AP)
Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto hold banners in a protest Jakarta. (AP)

The final tally in Indonesia's presidential election shows that Jakarta governor Joko Widodo has won with 53% of the vote.

Shortly before the results of the July 9 election were released by the Election Commission, Mr Widodo's opponent - former general Prabowo Subianto - declared he was withdrawing from the contest, saying the election process was unfair and undemocratic.

Figures released by the commission gave Mr Widodo, a former furniture maker known widely as Jokowi, 70,997,859 votes, or 53.15% of the nearly 133 million valid ballots cast.

Mr Subianto won 62,576,444 votes, or 46.85%, the figures showed. V oter turnout was 70.7%.

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