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Indonesians take to the polls

Parliamentary elections have started in Indonesia, where citizens have flocked to polling stations to vote in the country’s leader. The main opposition party is expected to see a boost in votes, with their popular candidate Joko Widodo thought likely to be announced the next president.

Indonesians take to the polls
Indonesians cast at polling station during the legislative election in Jakarta on April 9, 2014. Indonesians vote in parliamentary polls expected to boost the main opposition party and move their popular presidential candidate, 52-year-old Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo popularly known by his nickname 'Jokowi', a step closer to becoming the country's next leader in the July presidential election. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians take to the polls
Indonesians check names at a polling station during the legislative election in Jakarta on April 9, 2014. Indonesians vote in parliamentary polls expected to boost the main opposition party and move their popular presidential candidate, 52-year-old Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo popularly known by his nickname 'Jokowi', a step closer to becoming the country's next leader in the July presidential election. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians take to the polls
A woman examines a paper ballot during legislative elections on April 9, 2014 in Denpasar,Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia held legislative elections today, with the presidential election set to follow in three months on July 9. (Getty Images)
Indonesians take to the polls
Election officers pray at the temple before opening the polling stations during legislative elections on April 9, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia held legislative elections today, with the presidential election set to follow in three months on July 9. (Getty Images)
Indonesians take to the polls
Indonesians cast at polling station during the legislative election in Jakarta on April 9, 2014. Indonesians vote in parliamentary polls expected to boost the main opposition party and move their popular presidential candidate, 52-year-old Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo popularly known by his nickname 'Jokowi', a step closer to becoming the country's next leader in the July presidential election. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians take to the polls
Election officers in Balinese traditional attire count paper ballots before the legislative elections started on April 9, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia held legislative elections today, with the presidential election set to follow in three months on July 9. (Getty Images)
Indonesians take to the polls
Indonesian voters choose their candidates as a train passes by at a polling station during legislative elections in Jakarta on April 9, 2014. Polling stations opened in Indonesia early on April 9 in legislative elections expected to boost the main opposition and move their popular presidential candidate a step closer to becoming the country's next leader. Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, known by his nickname 'Jokowi', is a fresh face in a country long dominated by aloof ex-military figures and tycoons from the three-decade rule of Dictator Suharto. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians take to the polls
A Balinese man casts his ballot during legislative elections on April 9, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia held legislative elections today, with the presidential election set to follow in three months on July 9. (Getty Images)