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Election protests lose steam

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 21 2019   /  12:03 am
Ready for action: Army Strategic Reserves Command members practice rappeling at the National Monument (Monas) in Jakarta on Monday. Security measures have been heightened ahead of the announcement of the results of the presidential election by the General Elections Commission on Wednesday.(Antara/Adam Waluyo)(Monas) in Jakarta on Monday. Security measures have been heightened ahead of the announcement of the results of the presidential election by the General Elections Commission on Wednesday.(Antara/Adam Waluyo)

Ready for action: Army Strategic Reserves Command members practice rappeling at the National Monument (Monas) in Jakarta on Monday. Security measures have been heightened ahead of the announcement of the results of the presidential election by the General Elections Commission on Wednesday.(Antara/Adam Waluyo)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 website puts the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin ticket ahead with 55.5 percent of the vote compared to Prabowo-Sandi...