Indonesia

People’s President

Print edition : August 22, 2014

Joko Widodo gestures to supporters in Jakarta on July 23, a day after he won the presidential election. Photo: REUTERS

Prabowo Subianto, the ex-general who lost the election, has mounted a legal challenge to the result and alleged that the counting of votes was mishandled. Photo: AFP

Joko Widodo becomes Indonesia’s first person from a non-elite, non-military background to win the presidential election, setting off charges of electoral skulduggery from the elitist section of the opposition.
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