Susilo tops first round of Indonesia vote .
JAKARTA (Agencies): Former general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono topped the first round of Indonesia's first direct presidential election and will face incumbent Megawati Soekarnoputri in a September run-off, the election commission (KPU) said on Monday.
Susilo, who rose from rank outsider to hot favorite after resigning from Megawati's cabinet during a heated row earlier this year, had the highest number of votes but less than the 50 percent needed to prevent the Sept. 20 run-off, election commission officials said. Megawati came second in the race among five candidates.
Susilo won 33.5 percent or 39,838,184 of valid votes cast in the July 5 polls, ahead of Megawati with 26.6 percent or 31,569,104.
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