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Jakarta Post

Five more years

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana, Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Made Anthony Iswara and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 18 2019   /  12:38 am
Final sprint: Incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo gestures as he arrives onstage for an election rally held at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium on the final day of campaigning in Jakarta on Saturday.(AFP/Bay Ismoyo)(AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Final sprint: Incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo gestures as he arrives onstage for an election rally held at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium on the final day of campaigning in Jakarta on Saturday.(AFP/Bay Ismoyo)Early vote counts show that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to clinch a second term, following a hard-fought seven-month battle against his challenger, Prabowo Subianto. A plurality of quick counts, including those conducted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Cyrus Network, Kompas, Indikator Politik Indonesia and Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMRC), showed the Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin ticket had 54 to 56 percent of the vote against Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno’s 44 to 46 percent.The quick counts all surveyed around 2,000 polling stations across the country’s 34 provinces and had margins of error of 1 percent or less.“We a...