Friday 31 October 2014

Widodo wins Indonesia election

Published 22/07/2014 | 10:54

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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