President Joko Widodo declares victory in Indonesia election

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Indonesia's Joko Widodo declared victory in presidential elections to lead the world's third-biggest democracy after the release of official poll results on Tuesday, as his rival repeated claims of widespread cheating.

"After we're sworn in... we will be president and vice president," Widodo told reporters in Jakarta with running mate Ma'ruf Amin at his side.

"We will be the leaders and protectors of all Indonesians."

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