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Jokowi wins in Jayapura city, Papua

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Wed, July 16, 2014   /  10:26 pm

Presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla garnered 96,780 votes, in comparison to the 69,220 votes rivals Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa gained in the provincial capital of Papua, Jayapura, in the July 9 presidential election.

"The presidential election in Jayapura has been peaceful since the beginning of the campaign period. However, the number of voters decreased by 40 to 50 percent," Yeremias Numberi, who led the vote count at Le Premiere Hotel in Jayapura, said on Wednesday.

The vote recapitulation was conducted peacefully and was monitored by the Jayapura Police.

The Jokowi-Kalla ticket also won in several other regencies in Papua. In Yahukimo, Jokowi gained 189,076 votes to Prabowo-Hatta's 72,537 votes. Jokowi also led the tally in Nabire with 90,541 votes in comparison to Prabowo-Hatta's 41,061 votes.

In Paniai, the Jokowi-Kalla pair led with 82,970 votes while Prabowo-Hatta gained 7,662 votes. Jokowi also won in neighboring Jayapura regency with 61,353 votes in comparison to Prabowo's 30,378 votes. (fss/nvn)

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