Indonesia election result to remain uncertain for 10+ days

|By:, SA News Editor

The results of Indonesia's presidential election will remain uncertain for at least ten days, as 130M votes still need to be hand-counted across more than 6,000 inhabited islands.

Presidential candidates Widodo and Subianto have both claimed victory in preliminary tallies.

Indonesian stocks soared as much as 2.8% in early trading after foreign investors bought $263M worth of stock - nearly four times the daily average of foreign buying. The rupiah also gained, hitting a two-month high against the dollar.