UPDATE 8-Both candidates in Indonesia election claim victory; Jokowi ahead in more counts

July 9, 2014 2:10 PM

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JAKARTA, July 9 (Reuters) - Both candidates claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday, suggesting there could be a drawn out constitutional battle to decide who will next lead the world's third-largest democracy.

Just a few hours after voting closed, Jakarta governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he had won, based on quick counts of more than 90 percent of the votes. A victory for him would be seen as a triumph for a new breed of politician that has emerged in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, and increase the p...

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