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110 million people cast vote in regional elections: KPU

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, June 30, 2018 | 01:28 pm
110 million people cast vote in regional elections: KPU A voter shows off his inked pinkie after casting his vote in the Bali gubernatorial election in East Denpasar on Wednesday, June 27. JP/Anggara Mahendra (JP/Anggara Mahendra)

The General Elections Commission (KPU) has said 110 million people turned out to vote during Wednesday’s regional elections.

Wednesday’s election involved 152 million eligible voters from 171 regions, including the three most populous provinces of West Java, East Java and Central Java.

"Nationwide, voter turnout was 73 percent,"  KPU commissioner Wahyu Setiawan said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.

The figure is less than the KPU target of 77.5 percent turnout and lower than the 2017 regional elections, which included the heated Jakarta election, at 74 percent voter turnout.

However, Wahyu said the 2018 figure is not yet final as the KPU was waiting for the results of 14 regions that had postponed their elections and 69 polling stations that had to repeat the election.

Around 196 million voters are expected to participate in the 2019 general elections. (nor/ahw)

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