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Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto to challenge poll result in Constitutional Court

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 21, 2019, 10.25 AM (IST)

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is to challenge the official election result in the Constitutional Court, campaign team official Sufmi Dasco said on Tuesday.

The retired general lost last month's presidential election to incumbent President Joko Widodo.

Joko Widodo won another term as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, official results showed Tuesday.

Widodo and his vice-presidential running mate Ma'ruf Amin won the election by a 55.5 per cent to 44.5 per cent margin over Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, the commission said.

Some 85.6 million Indonesians cast their ballot in favour of Widodo out of about 154 million voters, it added.

Subianto lost 2014 presidential bid to Widodo, which he unsuccessfully challenged in court.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The retired general lost last month's presidential election to incumbent President Joko Widodo.