NEW DELHI: The Indonesian president Joko Widodo has been re-elected as country’s president, following May’s election, in a contest with former general Prabowo Subianto.
Widodo, as per the Election Commission, has secured 55.5% of the votes while Prabowo’s received 44.5%, with as many as 20,000 local and national lawmakers were in the fray.
More than 190 million people exercised their vote on April 17, according to local news agencies.
Meanwhile, Prabowo rejected the poll outcome and said he would take a legal remedy, and urged his supporters to stay calm. He had alleged widespread cheating and warned of potential street protests.
In 2014, Prabowo also challenged an election defeat by Widodo in Indonesia’s judicial system but lost.
Meanwhile, six people were dead and hundreds injured in violent protests on Wednesday over Widodo’s re-election.
The local administration has also restricted access to social platforms.
More than 30,000 security personnel were deployed across the capital Jakarta.
Both leaders went to poll campaigns on issues such as the corruption, economy, infrastructure.