Joko Widodo in the Lead after Indonesia Election
Seated President Joko Widodo is well ahead after the Indonesian presidential election. Unofficial estimates from several organisations show that “Jokowi” is more than 10 percentage points ahead of his challenger, former General Prabowo Subianto.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta even reports that the incumbent leader stands at nearly 57 percent of the vote, compared to more than 43 percent for Subianto.
Widodo also beat the former general at the previous presidential election in 2014.
In total, more than 190 million Indonesians entitled to vote could elect a president on Wednesday.
The country, which consists of around 17,000 islands, also held elections for parliament and other governments at the same time. The counting of votes is still in full swing. The official result is expected next month.