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Jokowi's son set to win mayoral election in Indonesia's Solo

Over 100m voters go to polls but nepotism still plagues nation's politics

Surakarta mayoral candidate Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, speaks with journalists in Solo, Central Java Province, Indonesia on July 17.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- The eldest son of Indonesian President Joko Widodo is set to become the new mayor of Solo, a position that propelled his father into political stardom, unofficial results from regional elections show.

Quick count seen by several local pollsters showed Gibran Rakabuming Raka taking close to 90% of the votes in Wednesday's election.

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