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Jokowi the next Indonesia president
Publication Date : 23-07-2014
Jakarta governor Joko WIdodo defeats rival Prabowo Subianto with 53 per cent of the vote
The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the official final vote tally and named Joko "Jokowi" Widodo president-elect with a total vote of 70,997,833, or 53.15 per cent of the vote, on Tuesday evening.
"The KPU declares candidate pair Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla as president-elect and vice president-elect," KPU chairman Husni Kamil Malik said at an official announcement broadcasted live on TV from the KPU headquarters in Central Jakarta on Tuesday evening.
During the announcement, KPU chairman Husni Kamil Malik said rival candidate Prabowo Subianto had garnered 62,576,444 votes, or 46.85 per cent of the vote.
Elections Supervisory Agency chairman Muhammad also confirmed that the final vote tally result was equal with the agency's data.
Husni said all KPU commissioners and candidate witnesses had signed the formal final result document.