Polls close in Indonesia’s giant one-day election

Publish: 6:09 PM, April 17, 2019 | Update: 6:09:PM, April 17, 2019

JAKARTA,  – Voting drew to a close after Indonesia held one of the world’s biggest one-day elections Wednesday, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead the Muslim-majority nation.

More than 190 million Indonesians were eligible to cast a ballot from easternmost Papua to Sumatra at the other end of the volcano-dotted country, although some polling stations remained open due to delays and long queues.