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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
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