Joko Widodo wins vote tally in Indonesia’s presidential election

Joko Widodo

Jakarta – Governor of Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta Joko Widodo was qualified to become the nation’s new president after the General Election Commission (KPU) settled the vote tally on Tuesday, showing Joko’s domination against rival Prabowo Subianto.

Delivering the official announcement on the winner of election vote tally, Indonesia’s General Election Commission Chairman Husni Kamil Malik said Joko Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla gained higher vote.

“Prabowo Sunianto and Hatta Radjasa pairing obtained 46.85 percent votes while Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla pairing secured 53. 15 percent votes,” Husni said at the KPU premises here on Tuesday night.

According to final results of vote tally, Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla gained a total of 70,633,576 votes nationwide.

Meanwhile, Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Radjasa secured a total of 62,262,844 votes. Source: Xinhua