The Jakarta Post
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 kompas.com 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.
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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)