The Newest: Indonesian president says he gained re-election


JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Newest on Indonesia’s election (all occasions native):

6 p.m.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he’s the winner of the nation’s presidential election with preliminary outcomes exhibiting he acquired 54% of the vote.

He instructed reporters about 20 leaders of countries from Southeast Asia and different areas have congratulated him on securing a second time period.

The vote estimate relies on so-called fast counts of a pattern of polling stations by respected survey organizations. He mentioned that 100% of pattern polling stations have now been counted or near that. The fast counts have been correct in earlier elections.

Widodo’s rival, former Gen. Prabowo Subianto, has claimed he gained 62% of the vote in Wednesday’s election based mostly on his marketing campaign’s personal counts, repeating an identical declare when he misplaced to Widodo in 2014.

The Election Fee is required to launch official outcomes by Might 22.

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2 p.m.

Indonesia’s high safety minister and its army and police chiefs mentioned Thursday that they may crack down decisively on any makes an attempt to disrupt public order whereas official outcomes from presidential and legislative elections are tabulated.

Preliminary outcomes from Wednesday’s election present President Joko Widodo has comfortably gained a second time period, however his challenger, ultra-nationalist former common Prabowo Subianto, has claimed victory, repeating his ways following his 2014 loss to Widodo.

Safety minister Wiranto, who makes use of a single identify, instructed a information convention with the chiefs of police and all army branches that safety forces will “act decisively” in opposition to any threats to order and safety.

He mentioned the voter turnout of 80.5% provides the winner of the presidential election “excessive legitimacy.” The Election Fee is required to launch official outcomes by Might 22.

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