tirsdag 21. mai 2019

Joko Widodo secures second term as Indonesia's president

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has won a second term as leader of the world's third largest democracy, official results confirmed Tuesday, beating a former general who has claimed widespread ballot-rigging.

Joko - known as Jokowi - won 55.5% of the vote in last month's general election while his longtime rival Prabowo Subianto took 44.5%, the General Elections Commission said. Jokowi, 57, outperformed his 67-year-old strongman opponent in 21 of the country's 34 provinces, according to CNN Indonesia.The results are in line with the early "quick count" results, which put the charismatic Jokowi on course to win a second five-year term. The results also mean Ma'ruf Amin, an Islamic cleric and Jokowi's 76-year-old running mate, will become Vice President.

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