Widodo wins Indonesian presidential amid cheating claims from Subianto

Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla, Indonesia's President and Vice-President elect, at Indonesia's Election Commission on Tuesday evening (Photo by Simon Roughneen)

SIMON ROUGHNEEN, Contributing writer

JAKARTA -- Joko Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday evening, after a day of high drama that saw rival candidate Prabowo Subianto reject the counting process, alleging he had been cheated of victory. Widodo, who made his political name as mayor of Solo and governor of Jakarta, won the July 9 election with 53.15% of the vote, according to Indonesia's National Election Commission. Speaking at the el...