Indonesia’s Joko Widodo on track to win presidency

17 Apr 2019 / 18:45 H.

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 “quickcount” measure put Widodo at 55.34% against his rival’s 44.66%, Indo Barometer said the vote was at 55.36% to 44.64% in Widodo’s favour, while Indikator Politik Indonesia put the race at 55.97% to 44.03%. — AFP

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