New Delhi, May 21 (Udaipur Kiran): Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world’s third-largest democracy, beating his rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general.
The commission was expected to announce the official results of the April 17 poll on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation of 260 million.Tensions have been high in Jakarta, as police have arrested more than two dozen alleged terrorists that they said were planning to use the election results to wage bomb attacks.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy has warned of a heightened risk of terrorism. Many companies in the downtown area have advised employees to work from home this week.
“The commission’s chairperson, Arief Budiman said ,”This ruling… will be effective immediately.Widodo, 57, had been widely predicted to win according to unofficial results.But Subianto, 67, has vowed to challenge any victory for his rival, alleging widespread voter fraud and cheating, and warned that it could spark street protests across the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.
Arief Budiman also said, all dissatisfied quarters to file their petition to challenge the result at the Constitutional Court.“It must be done within three days after this announcement. If not, we will declare the victory to this winning candidate.He said, “If there is a petition, then we have to wait until the whole process of the Constitutional Court is solved.