Early counts show Jokowi winning 54.76 percent of vote: KPU

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The preliminary election result from the General Election Commission’s (KPU’s) Ballot Count Information System (Situng) showed Incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Ma’ruf Amin securing 11,608,261 votes, or 54.76 percent.

Challenger Prabowo Subianto pairing with Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno won 9,589,418 votes, or 45.24 percent, Situng data monitored on the official KPU website, Monday, at 7:15 a.m. local time noted.

The KPU Situng had made an entry of the ballots after referring to data received from C1 ballot count forms filled in by election officers at polling stations (TPS).

The Commission has, until now, entered C1 form data from 111,572 TPS, of the total 813,350 TPS across countries and Indonesian representative offices overseas.

The KPU will release the official results of the final vote recapitulation on May 22, 2019. Nonetheless, both presidential candidates’ camps have declared their win in the elections.

Indonesia held simultaneous legislative and presidential elections on April 17, 2019, in which over 192 million people were eligible voters.

The voter turnout in the elections, viewed as the biggest and most complex single-day simultaneous legislative and presidential elections, was estimated at over 80 percent.

The 2019 race was a rematch of the contentious 2014 presidential election that brought to light the country’s divide, as Jokowi faced retired general Subianto.

Source: ANTARA News