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Widodo likely Indonesia poll winner

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JAKARTA - Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected Tuesday to be declared the winner of Indonesia's tightest presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule but his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, will likely drag out the fight with a legal challenge. 

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo (C) signs his autograph on a shirt from a supporter following a meeting with campaign volunteers in Jakarta on July 21, 2014 on the eve of the election count announcement

More than 250,000 police officers will be on duty across the world's third-biggest democracy for the announcement of the results two weeks after the bitterly-fought poll, in which both candidates declared victory.

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