Child of slum wins presidency of Indonesia; rival cries fraud

Posted: July 23, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo, left, and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla gesture to the media after delivering their victory speech, on a traditional phinisi ship at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results showed Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election Tuesday, completing an improbable ascent from slum child to leader of the world's fourth most populous nation.

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