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Jakarta Post

Prabowo camp to reject KPU final result

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 15, 2019   /  08:32 am
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Illustration picture of incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (left) and his rival Prabowo Subianto.(Shutterstock/zombiu26)

Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said on Tuesday that he would not accept the final result of the election by the General Election Commission (KPU), which is expected to show that incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo secured his reelection, claiming his own campaign team has its own data showing that he won the race. As of Tuesday, the vote count tabulation on Situng, the KPU’s online data tabulation center, had gathered more than 80 percent of the data from 810,000 polling stations nationwide and showed that Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin led with 56 percent of the vote, while the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno ticket garnered 44 percent. Prabowo, who has made several victory claims since polling day, said that the vote count that his campaign had gathered showed otherwise. He claimed that he had won by 54 percent based on data from 54.9 percent of the polling station...