Questionable result would mar Indonesia’s election

July 11, 2014 7:42 AM

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Questionable result would mar Indonesia’s election

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Former general Prabowo Subianto’s refusal to accept unofficial counts showing he lost the Indonesia presidential race to Governor Joko Widodo of Jakarta has focused attention on the seven-person body charged with confirming the votes in the third-biggest democracy.

The General Elections Commission is tallying votes from the July 9 ballot, with official results due in less than two weeks. About 140 million votes need to be added up across an archipelago that would stretch from New York to Alaska, with the numbers passing through village, district, provincial, a...

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