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Joko Widodo wins second term as President.

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Muscat: The incumbent President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo has won a second term to lead the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, according to final results released by the country's election commission. The results showed Widodo and his running mate Amin Maarouf secured 55.5 percent of the vote, beating rivals Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno. Subianto has alleged widespread cheating occurred in the race and urged his supporters to hold peaceful rallies in protest, according to state media. The 17 April polls were the biggest in the country's history, with over 190 million eligible voters selecting their presidential, parliamentary, and regional candidates of choice on a single day. The massive exercise saw voters choose from 245,000 candidates with over 20,000 seats up for grabs.

This year's race was a re-run of the 2014 election, which pit Widodo, then governor of Jakarta, against Subianto, a retired three-star general and former son-in-law of the dictator Soharto,

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:May 21, 2019
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