Ex-furniture salesman 'Jokowi' leads Indonesia vote

July 9, 2014 7:59 AM

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Ex-furniture salesman 'Jokowi' leads Indonesia vote

BEIJING — A former general barred from entering the USA took on a former furniture salesman Wednesday in Indonesia as the nation went to the polls to pick a new president of the world's third-largest democracy.

Early results showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo — the ex-furniture salesman — ahead of Prabowo Subianto, a wealthy military man, with more than 80% of the votes tallied. The unofficial results of Wednesday's elections are considered reliable and a good indicator of what the official results will show when...

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