Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin. Photo: AP

From youth voters to short-lived fears of golput, here are 5 takeaways from the Indonesian election

  • If incumbent president Joko Widodo wins the race, it would be third time unlucky for his rival, former general Prabowo Subianto
  • Fears of voters abstaining from casting their ballots appeared unfounded, with an estimated 80 per cent of eligible voters turning out at polling stations
Topic |   Asia elections

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Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin. Photo: AP
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Indonesia's incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo has taken an early lead. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia election: Prabowo disputes quick count results to claim victory over Jokowi

  • While independent pollsters suggest incumbent president Joko Widodo is leading his challenger by 8 to 9 percentage points, Prabowo Subianto says he has won 62 per cent of the vote
  • Jokowi has not acknowledged his likely win, instead telling supporters to be patient and wait for official results
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Indonesia's incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo has taken an early lead. Photo: Reuters
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