Indonesian challenger says evidence of widespread cheating in election

JAKARTA, April 18 (Reuters) - Indonesia's presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto said on Thursday that cheating had occurred across the country during this week's election, which unofficial results showed incumbent President Joko Widodo had won.

"We have declared (victory) because we got evidence of widespread cheating at the village, sub-district and district levels across Indonesia," Prabowo told reporters, minutes after Widodo declared victory at a separate news conference.

Results from private pollsters that counted vote samples from Wednesday's poll point to a comfortable win for Widodo. (Reporting by Kanupriya Kapoor Editing by Robert Birsel)

04/18/2019 10:45

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