President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin seen during a visit to a slum area in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indian, Australian Prime Ministers Congratulate Jokowi on His Second Term
BY :TELLY NATHALIA
MAY 21, 2019
Jakarta. The leaders of India and Australia congratulated President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on his re-election through their Twitter accounts on Tuesday.
It started with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said he expected to work closely with Jokowi in the future to deepen ties between the two countries.
He also wished success to all Indonesian people "under dynamic leadership" of Jokowi over the next five years.
Heartiest congratulations @jokowi on your re-election! As two large democracies, we take collective pride in successful celebration of democracy. We wish you and people of Indonesia all success under your dynamic leadership.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2019
This was followed by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who also congratulated Jokowi and reaffirmed that Indonesia is one of his country's most important strategic partners.
Warmest congratulations @jokowi on your re-election as President of Indonesia. Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important strategic relationships. We look forward to further deepening ties between 🇦🇺and 🇮🇩 across all of our shared interests.— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) May 21, 2019
The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the official results early Tuesday of Indonesia's first simultaneous presidential and legislative elections, on April 17.
Jokowi and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin received 85.6 million votes, or 55.6 percent of the total.
Jokowi made his victory speech in a Jakarta slum on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by his future vice president.
Jokowi and Ma'ruf are set to be inaugurated on Oct. 20.