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Apr. 19, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

Voters in Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy, voted in presidential and legislative elections. The key race pitted incumbent President Joko Widodo against nationalist former general Prabowo Subianto. A so-called quick count of ballots indicated the president was on his way to a second term, though...

Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential election

Apr. 18, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he has won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory. Widodo, after meeting with parties in his...

The Latest: Indonesian president says he won re-election

Apr. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on Indonesia's election (all times local): 6 p.m. Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he's the winner of the country's presidential election with preliminary results showing he received 54% of the vote. He told reporters about 20 leaders of nations from Southeast Asia...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him

Apr. 18, 2019 6:32 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him.

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 17, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DONATIONS POUR IN FOR NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL Nearly $1 billion in global contributions have been made to restore the fire-ravaged, 12th century landmark in Paris, and France's president wants the work...

Indonesia's Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Apr. 17, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five-year term, preliminary election results showed Wednesday, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric of his rival, Prabowo Subianto. Vote counts from five independent survey groups showed Widodo with a clear...

The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity after election

Apr. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections (all times local): 5 p.m. Both candidates in Indonesia's presidential election have addressed supporters after preliminary results showed President Joko Widodo leading his rival Prabowo Subianto by about 10 points....

Vote counts from 5 independent survey groups show Indonesian President Joko Widodo has clear lead over rival

Apr. 17, 2019 5:07 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Vote counts from 5 independent survey groups show Indonesian President Joko Widodo has clear lead over rival.

Indonesians vote in vast democratic exercise

Apr. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elections pit Joko Widodo, the first Indonesian president from outside the Jakarta elite, against Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces general from the era of authoritarian rule under military dictator Suharto. Some facts and figures about Wednesday's elections:...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

Apr. 16, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furniture exporter and heavy metal fan who had a meteoric rise in Indonesian politics, chose a conservative Muslim...