Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential race

Breaking News July 09, 2014 00:00

JAKARTA -- Jakarta governor Joko Widodo declared victory Wednesday in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential race since the downfall of dictator Suharto, which has pitted him against ex-general Prabowo Subianto.

It came after unofficial tallies from polling agencies showed him leading with around 53 per cent of the vote against Prabowo's 47 per cent.
Flanked by members of his Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle in the capital, Widodo said: "We would like to greatly thank all the Indonesian people... as well as party members who worked hard from morning to evening."

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