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Five Indonesian provinces complete 2019 vote tally

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 9, 2019   /   08:28 pm
Five Indonesian provinces complete 2019 vote tally KPU personnel stack ballot boxes prior to polling day on April 17. (Antara/Harviyan Perdana Putra)

Five out of 34 provinces in Indonesia have wrapped up vote tabulation for the April 17 general election, the General Elections Commission (KPU) has said.

The KPU said with the results, it would start national-level vote counting on Friday.

"We will start the national-level tabulation tomorrow because five provinces have completed their final vote counts. The provinces are Bangka Belitung, Gorontalo, North and Central Kalimantan as well as Bali," KPU commissioner Ilham Saputra said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

Ilham said vote tallying was still underway in the other provinces, noting that some had yet to finish tabulating votes at the district level.

He expressed hope that district-level tabulation could be completed immediately.

"Hopefully more provinces can complete their district-level tabulation this evening," he said.

The KPU is also in the process of wrapping up the vote tally for overseas polling stations.

As of Thursday, the KPU has completed the count in 111 out of 130 cities worldwide. It has targeted to wrap up the overseas vote tally on Thursday.