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

By Agence France-Presse

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.

Incumbent President Joko Widodo shows the ballot paper at a polling center during the presidential and legislative election in Jakarta on April 17, 2019. - Indonesia's heavy metal-loving leader Joko Widodo faces off against ex-military general Prabowo Subianto in the race to lead the world's third-biggest democracy, a re-run of the 2014 election contest narrowly won by Widodo. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
Incumbent President Joko Widodo shows the ballot paper at a polling center during the presidential and legislative election in Jakarta on April 17, 2019. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

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 “quickcount” measure put Widodo at 55.34 percent against his rival’s 44.66 percent, Indo Barometer said the vote was at 55.36 percent to 44.64 percent in Widodo’s favor, while Indikator Politik Indonesia put the race at 55.97 percent to 44.03 percent.

 
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