Widodo has a mandate to rule, but can he reform Indonesia?

July 9, 2014 4:07 PM

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Exit polls from today's presidential election point to a comfortable victory for Joko Widodo over his rival, Prabowo Subianto, who refuses to concede. Widodo has promised to shake up a corrupt system. 

Jakarta, Indonesia — With exit polls pointing to a wider-than-expected margin of victory for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo in today’s presidential election, his meteoric rise from small-town entrepreneur to Indonesia’s top job seems assured.

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