Election witnesses from the Megawati Soekarnoputri and Prabowo Subianto campaign team have announced they will refuse to sign the results of official vote counting in several cities, claiming electoral fraud.
Arif Wibowo, member of the campaign team tasked with overseeing vote counting nationally, said Monday witnesses who had observed the election in North Sumatera, Central Java, West Java and East Java, would reject the results.
“We suspect fraud has been committed and that problems with the electoral role benefited certain candidates,” Arif told tempointeraktif.com on Monday.
He added the Mega-Prabowo campaign team was scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss on the fraud and vote counting on Tuesday.
Member of the General Elections Commission (KPU) Andi Nurpati Baharuddin said the results of vote counting would not be affected by the rejections.
“The counting will be considered valid despite the rejections,” Andi said.
KPU member Sri Nuryanti said that the commission would begin counting votes on Wednesday and declared the winners of the election next Monday at the latest. (ewd)