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Jakarta Post

Quick count results, not official ones: KPU

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 19, 2017   /   09:29 pm
Quick count results, not official ones: KPU Celebrating victory: Jakarta gubernatorial candidate pair Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno make a press statement at the Gerindra Party headquarters on April 19 after quick counts show they won in the runoff election. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

General Elections Commission (KPU) chairman Arief Budiman reminded the public that the results of quick counts of the Jakarta gubernatorial runoff election are not yet official. 

“People must understand quick count results are not the official results. The official results will be determined by the KPU,” he said as quoted by on Wednesday.

Arief further explained quick counts were a scientific activity conducted by a survey institution. Each institution had its own technique or method in carrying out a quick count. However, the method would remain measurable, he added.

“It’s okay to use quick count results purely as information,” said Arief.

(Read also: Jakarta praised for peaceful voting day)

He hoped there would be no polemics in response to quick count results. Jakarta residents must wait for the official announcement from KPU Jakarta as the sole institution with authority to recapitulate votes.

Zainuddin Amali, the head of the House of Representatives’ Commission II, which oversees home affairs, asked all Jakarta residents to maintain the safe and peaceful situation in Jakarta.

Quick counts appear to show candidate pair Anies Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno winning over rival Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat in the election. (dis/ebf)