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Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results
Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results

Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to results in last month’s presidential election, validating the victory of Joko Widodo. Prabowo Subianto, a former head of Indonesia's special forces, had refused to acknowledge the official results of the July 9 election showing him the loser. Subianto questioned the voting at more than 50,000 polling stations involving about 20 million ballots. The court decision appeared to clear the way for Widodo to succeed Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a former general who won a second five-year term in office in 2009. The court's ruling was expected after more than a week of testimony marred by hazy witness...

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