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Prabowo withdraws presidential candidacy

2014-07-22 12:05

Jakarta - Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto has withdrawn his presidential candidacy after denouncing the election process undemocratic, an official from his party said on Tuesday.

"I can confirm that Prabowo-Hatta are withdrawing from the election. That leaves only one candidate in the election," Aryo Djojohadikusumo, a lawmaker with Prabowo's Gerindra party and his nephew, told Reuters. He was referring to Prabowo's vice-presidential running mate, Hatta Rajasa.

It was not clear how Prabowo's actions would affect the announcement by the Elections Commission later on Tuesday on the outcome of the 9 July election.

The commission was expected to declare Prabowo's rival, Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, as the election winner and next president.