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Joko Widodo has been elected President of Indonesia for the second term

Last Updated: May 21, 2019

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Joko Widodo has been elected President of Indonesia for the second term

Joko Widodo has been elected President of Indonesia for the second term

21 May 2019 Current Affairs: Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as President of the country. He beat his rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general. 
Widodo and his vice-presidential running mate Ma’ruf Amin won the election by a 55.5% to 44.5% margin over Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno.
Widodo's PDI-P finished first in the People's Representative Council (DPR) election with 19.33%, followed by Prabowo's Gerindra with 12.57%. The next top parties by the number of votes are Golkar, the National Awakening Party (PKB), the Nasdem Party, and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).

Joko Widodo:
Joko Widodo is an Indonesian politician who is the seventh and current President of Indonesia. 
Elected in July 2014 as the first Indonesian president to not come from an elite political or military background, he was previously the Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012, and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.
He belongs to the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle. 

Indonesia General election:
General elections were held in Indonesia on 17 April 2019. 
For the first time in the country's history, the president, the vice president, members of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), and members of local legislative bodies were elected on the same day with over 190 million eligible voters. 
Sixteen parties participated in the elections nationally, including four new parties.
The election was a re-match of the 2014 presidential election, in which Widodo defeated Prabowo. The election was described as "one of the most complicated single-day ballots in global history".
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