Joko Widodo Re-Elected As President Of Indonesia

BBC: Indonesia election: Joko Widodo re-elected as president

Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia’s president after last month’s vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto.

The result was released a day ahead of schedule in the early hours of Tuesday, amid fears of unrest.

Around 32,000 security personnel were deployed across the capital Jakarta, AFP news agency reports.

Mr Prabowo rejected the result and said he would pursue “legal avenues”, but urged his supporters to stay calm.

Ahead of the final tally he had alleged “widespread cheating” and warned of potential street protests. In 2014 Mr Prabowo challenged an election defeat by Mr Widodo in Indonesia’s constitutional court, but lost.

The latest vote followed a bitter campaign in which religion played a key role, but independent observers have said it was free and fair.


WNU Editor: Not everyone is happy …. 1 million will march against Indonesia presidential poll result, say opposition groups, but others doubtful (SCMP).

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Widodo re-elected as Indonesia’s president with 55.5% of votes — CGTN
Indonesia election: Joko Widodo wins second term — Al Jazeera

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