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Jokowi's camp up ante against Prabowo's ‘real count’ claim

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, April 23, 2019   /  06:15 am
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The great wait: A TV cameraman and a reporter work in front of a large screen showing the ongoing results of the 2019 election vote count, which uses the vote count information system (situng) at the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta on Sunday. The vote count is being carried out at the subdistrict, district, city, provincial and then national levels from April 25 to May 23. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

As tensions intensified between incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto over the expected election results, the rival camps scrambled on their own to prove that their respective candidate was the rightful winner of the poll. The Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin ticket, which is predicted to win the election as shown by the quick-count results, has even decided to up the ante against Prabowo’s victory claims, as the campaign team publicly opened their own process of final vote counting. The campaign team also alleged that Prabowo, who had declared himself the new president, citing his own camp’s internal real count, has manipulated the public by not using complete data on the vote counts. Jokowi’s camp has employed around 250 people working on three different shifts, 24 hours every day to count the C1 vote tally forms from polling stat...