Indonesia: President Widodo claims 54.5 percent of vote in election

Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that he won 54.5 percent of the votes in the presidential election, citing so-called 'quick count' figures from 12 survey institutions. Widodo was speaking in Jakarta on Thursday. «Candidate Jokowi-Maruf [Joko Widodo] has received 54.5 percent of the votes, whereas Prabowo-Sandi [Prabowo Subianto] received 45.5 percent of the votes,» said... Еще Widodo. «As we all know from previous elections, the quick count has been proven to have a 99.99 percent accuracy compared to the real count. Lastly, let us keep our unity, our harmony, our brotherhood as one nation and as one country. Thank you,» he added. For the first time in the country's history, the president, the vice president, and members of the Indonesian parliament, the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), are up for election on the same date. Widodo's opponent in the election is former army general Prabowo Subianto, who was defeated by Widodo in the 2014 elections. According to polling, Subianto is likely to lose for a second time once Indonesia's roughly 193 million eligible voters have had their say.

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