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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   /  10:12 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo greets his supporters during the last campaign event at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Saturday. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

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 all can see what the quick counts and exit polls indicate,” Jokowi said at the Jakarta Theater, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday afternoon. “However, we have to be patient and...