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Regions heighten security, call for peace amid planned rallies

  • Ni Komang Erviani, Suherdjoko, Yulia Savitri, Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar, Semarang, Palembang, Medan   /   Tue, May 21, 2019   /  09:37 am
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High alert: Security officers stand guard around the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta on Sunday. The KPU has officially declared President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo the winner of the April 17 presidential election.(The Jakarta Post/Wendra Ajistyatama )

Authorities across the country are heightening security measures and calling on people to maintain peace and refrain from participating in street protests in the capital city. The call comes amid reports that supporters of losing ticket Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno are planning to take to the streets if the KPU announces that the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin ticket won the presidential election. The General Elections Commission (KPU) has officially declared President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo the winner of the April 17 presidential election after completing the national vote tally in the early hours of Tuesday morning, ahead of the initial schedule of May 22.  The final tally shows that the Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin pair secured 85 million votes (55.5 percent), while the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair garnered 68 million votes (44.5 percent). ...