Arif Havas Oegroseno, Indonesia's ambassador to Germany, says all is calm although former general
Unofficial results from the presidential polls place Indonesia's Joko Widodo well ahead of his rival, former-general Prabowo Subianto. However, Subianto declared victory and announced a rally in Jakarta.
Dubbed the "world's most complicated election," the April 17 vote involved nearly 6,000,000 election workers and 810,000 polling stations. Hundreds of election workers died from exhaustion, authorities say.
More than 190 million Indonesian voters have been to the polls for an election that will test the country's democracy. The two presidential candidates have similar ideas, but very different leadership styles.
Joko Widodo is on his way to a second term as Indonesia's president. Now, with little to lose politically, he should address human rights issues that he has been ignoring since 2014, says DW's Vidi Legowo-Zipperer.
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