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Gerindra, PKS deny coalition cracks in face of possibly stronger opposition

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, April 24, 2019   /  02:03 pm
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan walks in front of the head of the Jakarta Council after delivering a speech during a session in November 2017. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

The official results of the 2019 elections are still a month away from release, but the composition of parties securing seats on Jakarta Council (DPRD) is already taking shape. 

Parties rely on reports from their members’ direct observations at polling stations and quick count results released by pollsters. Although no pollsters have released specific quick counts for the DPRD level, parties’ members look into quick counts for the House of Representatives in Jakarta’s electoral districts, which they consider reflect the votes for the DPRD. 

Meanwhile, according to the official counts as of Wednesday morning, which collect data from 1,241 of the 29,063 polling stations across the capital, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) leads the race with 19.37 percent of the votes, followed by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS...