PDI-P claims victory in Semarang election
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) claims that its ticket has secured 34.3 percent of the vote to win the Semarang mayor and deputy mayor posts.
Secretary of the party’s Semarang branch, Supriyadi, said Thursday the party own vote counting was considered accurate as it was confirmed by the official vote counting conducted in each polling station in the Central Java capital.
“The votes we secure equal the votes tally announced by election workers in polling stations. We are convinced the figure will not change,” Supriyadi was quoted by Antara.
The PDI-P calculation revealed that its candidate Soemarmo and his running mate Hendi collected 211,727 votes, followed by Mahfudz and Anis with 191,427 votes (31 percent) and Bambang and Kristanto with 103,401 votes (16.8 percent).
The regional election commission will conduct manual vote counting on Friday.
According to the 2008 law on regional administration, a run-off must be held if no ticket wins 30 percent of the vote.
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