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Jakarta Post

Opposition gets more seats in Jakarta Council

  • Sausan Atika and Ghina Ghaliya Quddus

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22 2019   /  01:14 am

The recapitulation results of the 2019 elections by the Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU) on Saturday has shown that incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo won the presidential race in the capital with a slim majority of 200,000 votes over his rival Prabowo Subianto.However, the opposition parties saw a dramatic rise in support at the local level.For the first time in the city’s political history, the top-three parties in the legislative body will remain the same for two consecutive terms with 24 percent of the vote secured by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), which backed Jokowi, followed by 18 and 15 percent by the Gerindra Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), respectively. The latter two supported Prabowo, as well as Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan in the 2017 gubernatorial election and secured an additional four and five seats, respectivel...