JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he has won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory. Widodo, after meeting with parties in his coalition, told reporters that the leaders of Malaysia, Singapore,...
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy but his challenger also claimed he had won and complained of widespread cheating.
Indonesia's presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto said on Thursday that cheating had occurred across the country during this week's election, which unofficial results showed incumbent President Joko Widodo had won.
The Latest on Indonesia's election (all times local): 6 p.m. Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he's the winner of the country's presidential election with preliminary results showing he received 54% of the vote.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world's third-largest democracy, saying unofficial results showed his ticket had got 54 percent of the popular vote in Wednesday's election.
Emerging market shares slipped in
lacklustre trade on Thursday ahead of a long Easter holiday as
they tracked a dip on Wall Street overnight, while developing
currencies also lost ground against a stronger dollar.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared on course on Thursday for a second term, based on unofficial vote counts and despite the objections of his rival, while police vowed firm action against any rallies that could disturb security.
Indonesia's top security minister and its military and police chiefs say they will crack down decisively on any attempts to disrupt public order while official results from presidential and legislative elections are tabulated.
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