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Indonesia is set to get its new president

  • Indonesia is set to name its new president, following a close election contest after which both candidates claimed victory.

    While quick counts after the election on July 9 point to a lead for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, his rival, the former General Prabowo Subianto, also claimed victory citing other polls.

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia's outgoing president, has appealed to both sides to respect the result declared by the Election Commission. Security has been stepped up across the country to prevent any possible outbreak of violence.

     

     

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