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Jakarta Post

World leaders congratulate Jokowi’s victory

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22 2019   /  12:56 am

Leaders from around the world have begun to congratulate President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo after the General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the official tally of votes in the early hours of Tuesday to confirm the incumbent as winner of last month’s elections.Jokowi and running mate Ma’ruf Amin secured 85 million votes (55.5 percent), around 17 million votes more than the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno ticket, according to the KPU’s final tally.Leaders from Indonesia’s closest neighbors, including Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, were among the first to call or send their congratulations.“I congratulate Mr. @jokowi for his official victory as President of the Republic of Indonesia. I hope cooperation between the two countries will become more closer after this,” Mahathir sa...