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Jokowi Declared Winner of Indonesia Vote as Rival Rejects Result

  • Official result confirms quick count tally from April 17 poll
  • Prabowo plans legal challenge citing election irregularities
Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo won last month’s election by a double-digit margin, official results showed Tuesday, an outcome rejected by his rival who threatened a legal challenge amid threats of protests by his supporters.

Widodo, known as Jokowi, won 55.5% of the national vote, compared to his challenger Prabowo Subianto’s 44.5%, the General Elections Commission said in Jakarta early on Tuesday. Jokowi’s margin of victory was almost double his 2014 result against the same opponent, the data showed. The tally also confirmed unofficial quick counts from about a dozen independent pollsters.