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Jakarta Post

Prabowo supporters to hit streets on May 22 despite terrorism alert

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 19, 2019   /  01:57 pm
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A pedestrian passes by flower boards sent by individuals or groups to show appreciation for the work of the General Elections Commission (KPU) at the KPU office in Central Jakarta on April 21. The commission is expected to announce the results of the vote count to the public on May 22.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto are still planning to take to the streets to challenge the election results, despite a warning from security officials that the rally could become the target of a terrorist attack. M. Roni, who coordinated a “Jihad Tour” package service for those coming from East Java, said on Saturday that some participants had already departed for Jakarta to participate in a street protest at the General Elections Commission (KPU) building on May 22, when the KPU is expected to announce the victory of incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.    As of Saturday, the KPU finished tabulating votes in 28 of 34 provinces nationally. Jokowi led the polls with 55 percent of the vote. Roni said 80 people had joined the group as of Sat...