JAKARTA: Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla “JK” have won Indonesias 2014 presidential election as announced by the General Election Commission (KPU) here on Tuesday night.
Jokowi-JK has secured 70,990,832 votes or 53.15 percent of the total 133,567,276 of the national valid votes.
While his rival, Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Hatta Rajasa, have received 62,576,444 votes or 46.85 percent.
KPU was mandated by constitution to officially announce the election result on July 22, 2014.
The elected president and vice president, Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla, will be inaugurated on October 20, 2014, before serving a five-year term.
Jokowi is Jakarta’s governor and a cadre of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), and JK is a former vice president, businessman, and a senior politician of the Golkar Party.
JK is a former vice president in 2004-2009 period and incumbent chairman of Indonesian Red Cross and Indonesian Mosque Council.
The Jokowi-JK pair is supported by five political parties: the Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP), the Nation Awakening Party (PKB), the Peoples Conscience Party (Hanura), the Justice and Indonesian Unity Party (PKPI), and the National Democrats Party (Nasdem).
The Prabowo-Hatta pair is supported by Gerindra, PAN, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the United Development Party (PPP), the Crescent and Star Party (PBB), and the Golkar Party. PNA