Rival Edy Rahmayadi won the governor's race with a stunning 17 percent lead, according to quick count results.
Gen. Suharto stepped down from power in 1998 amid widespread protest. But it was a smaller protest, in Germany of all places, that may have sealed his fate.
Indonesia’s reformist president-elect, Joko Widodo, already faces challenges after being declared the winner late Tuesday night. His rival, Prabowo Subianto, plans to file an appeal alleging widespread fraud in the bitterly fought race.
The vast majority of Indonesia's Muslims are Sunni. Now some extremists are calling for a "purge" of the country's religious minorities.
With Indonesia’s Presidential election set for July, one man’s popularity is blowing all other candidates out of the water.