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 Indonesia's Joko Widodo on track to win presidency: pollsters


Jakarta - Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected as president of the world's third-biggest democracy Wednesday with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general.

    Based on data collected at polling stations, Saiful Mujani Research Centre, Indo Barometer and Indikator Politik Indonesia said Widodo was holding a strong lead, although official results are not due until next month.

    Saiful Mujani Research Centre said its "quick count" measure put Widodo at 55.34 per cent against his rival's 44.66 per cent, Indo Barometer said the vote was at 55.36 per cent to 44.64 per cent in Widodo's favour, while Indikator Politik Indonesia put the race at 55.97 per cent to 44.03 per cent.

Published : April 17, 2019

By : AFP