Indonesian President Joko Widodo Wins 2nd Term As President

Joko Widodo


Jakarta: Indonesian president Joko Widodo has won a second term as President, official results confirmed on Tuesday, beating former general Prabowo Subianto who has claimed widespread ballot-rigging in last month’s general elections.

Joko won 55.5 per cent of the votes while his long-time rival Prabowo took 44.5 per cent, the General Elections Commission said.

Jokowi, 57, outperformed his 67-year-old strongman opponent in 21 of the country’s 34 provinces, according to CNN Indonesia.

The results are in line with the early “quick count” results, which put Joko on course to win a second five-year term.  (IANS)