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Despite 'people power' rally, PAN chief to support Indonesia election winners

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Ghina Ghaliya Quddus

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 11, 2019   /  07:29 am
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The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building on Jl. M.H. Thamrin in Central Jakarta.(Wikimedia Commons/musnahterinjak)

Chairman of the opposition National Mandate Party (PAN), Zulkifli Hasan, appears to have broken ranks with his ally, presidential contender Prabowo Subianto, as the former asserted the need for all parties to reconcile and put the nation’s unity forward following the hard-fought election last month.  The move, which is being seen as the latest attempt to ease post-election tensions, came as Prabowo’s supporters pressed ahead on Friday with a rally accusing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s camp of election fraud after quick-count results put the incumbent on course for victory. The Prabowo camp held the rally, which they described as “people power”, after they reported data entry errors on Situng, the General Elections Commission (KPU) vote tally website, which they claimed to be evidence election fraud, to the Elections Supervisory Age...