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Young politicians call for calm ahead of election results announcement

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 18 2019   /  12:32 am

With the announcement of the final results of the election expected next week, young and rising politicians have called on members of society, including the country’s elites, to uphold peace and unity so as to prevent any potential postelection clashes at the grassroots level.The move, which has been described by many as another attempt to defuse political tensions, came after presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto publicly refused to accept the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) final result of the presidential election, which is expected to show that incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been reelected to the presidency.A number of relatively young regional leaders and children of two former presidents gathered at the Balai Kirti Museum, which is part of the Bogor Palace compound in West Java, on Wednesday, during which they talked about the postelection situation and expressed...