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Pollsters prove critics wrong with KPU tally

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22 2019   /  12:53 am

Indonesian pollsters have again proven their credibility in predicting election results using the quick count method after the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the result of the national vote tally of the April 17 presidential election, which was pretty much in line pollster predictions. The quick count conducted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Cyrus Network was the most accurate with a 0.12 percent margin.The poll body announced in the early hours of Tuesday that the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin pair had secured 85 million votes or 55.5 percent of the 154.2 million valid votes, while the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair garnered 68 million votes (44.5 percent). After analyzing 100 percent of the data from 2,002 polling stations that were randomly selected from across the country, the CSIS and Cyrus Network predicted shortly after ...