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Indonesia woke up to the prospect of five more years of president Joko Widodo on Thursday the country's financial markets rallied in approval jumping to a fourteen month high as unofficial results showed Widodo ahead with a comfortable lead the so called quick counts should him winning with around fifty four percent investors may be cheering him as a steady if slow reformer in the country but early results haven't stopped challenger proposed to beyond tell from declaring victory himself just like when he narrowly lost to but don't go in twenty fourteen writers Tom Allard is in the capital Jakarta proposed to be entered he probably challenger sin is a much bigger risk for Indonesia is a volatile temper and a policeman rock trickle from his tongs for for forces commander besides strong ties to the lakes he still control much of the economy twenty one years after the full of the correct side of the heart to Israel cycled vigilance by supporters cannot street protests at the study will be interesting to say he mobilizes the protests after Friday prayers when his plan to rally a challenge by proposed saying to the election result in the Constitutional Court is a distinct possibility in any event analysts have already turned to what we don't know could do with a victory beyond reforming schools are opening Indonesia up to more foreign cash would %HESITATION does cabinet choices would be a sign of how willing he is to make risky reforms I'll be especially a alerts the role of G. because you thought for the day the conservative clerics model I mean a real facts like no other individual has been responsible for Indonesia's shift to a more conservative brand of Islam but on the campaign trial is to come a model of tolerance and a defender of pluralism it'll be interesting to save that reminds the cuts Widodo acknowledged on Wednesday the results pointed to a win urged his supporters to wait for official results in may