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 Indonesia's Joko Widodo on track to win presidency: pollsters

Apr 17. 2019
Indonesia's Incumbent President from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Joko Widodo (L) and his wife Iriana (R) cast their votes during the general election at a polling station in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 17.//EPA-EFE
Indonesia's Incumbent President from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Joko Widodo (L) and his wife Iriana (R) cast their votes during the general election at a polling station in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 17.//EPA-EFE
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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 "quick count" measure put Widodo at 55.34 per cent against his rival's 44.66 per cent, Indo Barometer said the vote was at 55.36 per cent to 44.64 per cent in Widodo's favour, while Indikator Politik Indonesia put the race at 55.97 per cent to 44.03 per cent.

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