Joko Widodo wins Indonesia presidential election
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election.
The election commission said Mr Widodo - widely known as Jokowi - won 53.15% of the vote with his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, on 46.85%.
Earlier, Mr Subianto alleged widespread electoral fraud and vowed to challenge the result.
Mr Widodo has promised a decisive break with Indonesia's authoritarian past and better social welfare for the poor.
Karishma Vaswani reports.
22 Jul 2014
- From the section Asia