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Indonesia's Jokowi Leads With 80 Percent Of Votes Counted: Private Group

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July 16, 2014 AT 5:55 AM
Jakarta's populist governor looks set to become Indonesia's next president, according to a private tally of eighty percent of the votes cast, as his rival lashed out at critics, including the capital's biggest English-language newspaper. The Elections Commission is to officially announce the result on July 22, but a number of private groups are maintaining counts of the votes as they are published on the commission's website. One such group, www.kawalpemilu.org, showed Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in front with 53 percent of the vote after 80 percent of the count. His rival, former special forces general Prabowo Subianto, has said quick counts by other private pollsters gave him the lead.