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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. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled former spy chief Hendropriyono's last name as Hendripriyono. ------------ The court decision appeared to clear the way for Widodo to succeed Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a...

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