Jokowi wins Indonesia's presidency (at least)

Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has officially won the election but business, the markets and foreign investors might have to wait a bit longer for clarity.

Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been officially credited with winning the Indonesian presidential election but business, the markets and foreign investors might have to wait a bit longer for clarity.

The margin of victory, 53.15%-46.85%, was even wider than analysts and poll watchers had anticipated, providing the Jokowi-Kalla ticket with a clear mandate to push through reforms.

However, Jokowi’s rival Prabowo Subianto added some last-minute intrigue to the proceedings by first disputing the results alleging fraud in some areas of the country and then withdrawing his candidacy.

This would technically leave only one candidate running, in a race that is already over, and would in...

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