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Prabowo camp washes hands of planned May 22 protests

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, May 21, 2019   /  06:14 am
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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 Sunday. The commission has begun counting the votes and is expected to announce the results to the public on May 22.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

As government officials and civil society organizations continue to discourage the public from attending a rally in front of the General Elections Commission's (KPU) headquarters following the planned announcement of the 2019 election results on Wednesday, political parties in presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s coalition have distanced themselves from the event. As of Monday, with over 90 percent of the vote tallies in, the KPU’s official vote-count information system website puts the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin ticket with 55.5 percent of the vote compared to Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno’s 44.5 percent. Prabowo has claimed that his team found evidence of massive, structured and systematic cheating and said he would reject a “fraudulent” election result. Gerindra Party deputy chairman Fadli Zon has also said the Prabowo camp w...