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Six dead and many injured in riots in Jakarta after election results

With riots in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta are six people to the life and two hundred others injured, said governor Anies Baswedan Wednesday. The unrest came after the election commission had confirmed that president Either Widodo the winner of the presidential election of last month.

The Indonesian police arrested at least twenty people who were accused of provoking the riots in Jakarta.

Television footage on Wednesday showing a smokescreen behind dozens of protesters in the district of Anah Abang in the centre of the capital. Another group pitched for the office of the election commission stones at the police, said an eyewitness.

According to the Tuesday published the official election results won the incumbent president Widodo with 55,5% of the votes. His challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, would 44,5% of the votes have been given.

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