Widodo Heads for Indonesia Vote Win as Count Draws to Close

July 22, 2014 6:23 AM

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Widodo Heads for Indonesia Vote Win as Count Draws to Close

Indonesia is set today to declare Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo winner of the closest presidential election in a decade, with police and politicians calling for calm after his opponent flagged a potential challenge.

Widodo, known as Jokowi, is leading the count against former general Prabowo Subianto after polls showed them neck-and-neck before the July 9 vote. Prabowo’s team has said it’ll file a police report against the General Elections Commission, known as the KPU, for proceeding with the count after it ca...

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