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Published: Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 3:40:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday July 9, 2014 MYT 3:41:05 PM

Jokowi's party claims victory in Indonesian presidential race

JAKARTA x (Reuters) - The political party of Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo claimed victory on Wednesday in a closely fought presidential election in the world's third-largest democracy.

"The pair of Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla ... has been declared as the winner of the Republic of Indonesia for 2014 based on a quick count," Megawati Sukarnoputri, the head of the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P), told reporters.

(Reporting by Jakarta newsroom)

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