Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Data entries of vote counts of the 2019 presidential elections on the Vote Count Information System of the General Election Commission (KPU) cover 641,853 polling stations (TPS), or 78.91 percent of the total 813,350 TPS.
Incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma’ruf Amin bagged 68,012,184 votes, or 56.29 percent, while challenger Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno secured 52,810,224 votes, or 43.71 percent.
According to KPU Situng’s disclaimer, the date entries were based on figures on C1 vote count forms obtained from polling stations at the city and district levels.
Any errors in date entries can be rectified during an open plenary meetings on recapitulation at the sub-district level.
Corrections of any inconsistencies of data entries on Situng and C1 from copies will be done in line with the figures on the C1 form copies.
The KPU clarified that data appearing on the KPU Situng is not the official result of the election vote counts.
The KPU will make an official announcement of the official vote count results on May 22, 2019.
The simultaneous legislative and presidential elections, held on April 17, 2019, across Indonesia, have fueled two controversies until now, specifically concerning the high death counts of polling station members and Subianto team’s claims of data entry inconsistencies on the Situng.
The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) notified the press that 469 polling station attendants died of ailments, including heart and neurological diseases, and not owing to fatigue as reported earlier.
The Health Ministry remarked that the death toll had reached 445 as of Sunday (May 12) owing to 13 diseases.
Furthermore, 92 election supervisory officers and 22 policemen also reportedly died in the post-election period in different provinces.
In the meantime, the Prabowo Subianto team had reported some 73,716 wrong vote data entries on KPU Situng to the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) on May 3, 2019.
“Central Java reportedly had the largest number of errors, notably in 7,666 polling stations, 5,826 polling stations in East Java, 4,327 polling stations in North Sumatra, 3,296 polling stations in South Sumatra, and 3,219 polling stations in South Sulawesi,” Mustofa Nahrawardaya of the team, stated.
The tolerance level of error in the IT system is 0.1 percent, while 15.4 percent was found in the KPU Situng, he pointed out. (ran)
PRABOWO-SANDI PAIR APPOINTS HASYIM DJOJOHADIKUSUMO TO FILE SUIT AT MK
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto’s brother, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, has been appointed to represent the Prabowo-Sandi pair in filing a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court (MK) to challenge presidential election results.
“Mr. Hashim Djojohadikusumo has been appointed to lead our team of lawyers. Tomorrow, prior to the deadline, a team of lawyers will file a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court,” Vice Presidential candidate number 02 Sandiaga Uno said here on Thursday (23/5/2019).
Speaking at the residence of Presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto on Kertanegara IV Street, Uno said filing the lawsuit at MK was a measure that the Prabowo-Sandi pair will take to ensure that they remain on the constitutional road.
On Friday, the Prabowo-Sandi pair will announce its team of lawyers who will represent them at the Constitutional Court, he said, adding that senior lawyer Otto Hasibuan’s role in the team would also be disclosed on Friday.
Coordinator of the Prabowo-Sandi camp’s Spokesperson Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak said earlier that his group’s team of lawyers would comprise Rikrik Rizkian, Bambang Widjojanto, Irman Putra Sidin, and Denny Indrayana.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) has announced the final results of the recent parliamentary and presidential elections, detailing the victory of the Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma’ruf Amin pair on early Tuesday.
The final tally that the KPU announced at around 1:28 a.m. indicated that the Jokowi- Amin pair had secured 85 million votes, or 55.5 percent of the national vote, as compared to contenders Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno’s with 68 million votes, or 44.5 percent.
The Jokowi-Amin pair declared victory, while the Prabowo-Sandi pair rejected the KPU’s official results and vowed to challenge it by filing an official complaint with the Constitutional Court (MK).
This unfinished political process sparked a mass protest from the Prabowo-Sandi pair’s supporters, who alleged massive fraud during the presidential elections.
The police allowed demonstrators to stage a rally until they finished performing Tarawih, the evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. As told by National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo, peaceful demonstrators left the Bawaslu building area at around 9 p.m. local time.
However, according to Prasetyo, two hours later, some 100 people again gathered in front of the Bawaslu building and destroyed the barbed-wired barricades. Instead of leaving the scene, they attacked the police by throwing stones, wood, and Molotov cocktails at them.
Tensions rose and led to a riot in the Tanah Abang area of Central Jakarta from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday (22/5/2019).
The post-election riot has claimed eight lives and injured 541 rioters, as of Thursday at 11.00 a.m., Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said. (sya)
POLICE FORM INVESTIGATION TEAM AFTER DEATHS OF POST-ELECTION RIOTERS
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police will set up a team to investigate the deaths of seven demonstrators during the post-election protest held in a number of areas in Jakarta on May 21-22, 2019.
“The number of dead victims is seven. This is based on reports that we have received, while nine police officers suffered injuries,” Inspector General Muhammad Iqbal, spokesman of the National Police, said here on Thursday (23/5/2019).
Chief of the Indonesian Police, General Tito Karnavian, has appointed Commissioner General Moechgiyarto, inspector of the Police General Supervision, to lead the investigation team.
The team will work to determine the cause of the deaths and investigate all aspects of the clashes with demonstrators.
He said police officers did not bring live bullets when securing the protest, but were armed with shields, batons, and helmets. They were also supported by water cannons and tear gas.
The Police procedure in dealing with demonstrators prioritizes persuasion, human approaches and displaying police symbols, he said.
He noted that the Police response is always proportional between how large a threat is and the strength of the police forces in dealing with a large demonstration.
Meanwhile, Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan said on Thursday that the death count of demonstrators climbed to eight, while 737 were injured.
Also, some 300 people were arrested by Police during the two-days of clashes. (shk)
JAKARTA RIOTS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED : MUHAMMADIYAH
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – The disturbances which took place in several areas in Jakarta should be investigated, the Muhammadiyah Central Leadership has said.
“The riots must be thoroughly investigated and resolved through legal channels,” Secretary General of the Muhammadiyah Central Leadership Abdul Mu’ti said in Jakarta on Thursday (23/5/2019).
He remarked that the chaos had tarnished the nation’s democracy, which is based on wisdom. He noted that the perpetrators were anarchists who seek to damage the life of the nation and state.
Abdul Mu’ti praised the attitudes of presidential and vice presidential candidates who competed in a healthy manner and resolved election problems using constitutional methods.
The presidential candidates conveyed positive statements in the face of the national political situation.
“All parties should promote practices of statesmanship. As a result, the entire democratic process runs well,” Abdul Mu’ti stated.
In addition, he said, the Constitutional Court (MK), when handling complaints, should reflect the nation’s aspirations and carry out its functions fairly, objectively, professionally, and independently.
The MK should take note of violations and frauds that have strong evidence, in a bid to meet the demands of justice.
The Constitutional Court’s decision must be respected and all parties must end the political process of the 2019 Election in a constitutional manner, he said.
Abdul Mu’ti also stated that all parties should re-unite to develop Indonesia.
Chairperson of the Muhammadiyah Central Leadership Haedar Nashir earlier insisted that presidential candidate number 01 Joko Widodo (Jokowi) meet with presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo at the earliest to put an end to tensions arising after the vote count by the General Election Commission (KPU).
“The Muhammadiyah central executive board has, since the start, along with Islamic organizations, met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and have put forth an appeal and invitation that Jokowi and Prabowo meet,” Nashir remarked.
Based upon the statements of Jokowi and Prabowo, Nashir believes that the duo are attempting to establish a friendship.
“It might be a matter of time. Yesterday, we heard President Jokowi conveying a positive statement and an invitation to end the tensions in this situation. Moreover, Prabowo and Sandi also said that all should follow the constitutional path, and there should be no violence and all should remain peaceful,” Nashir noted. (ant)
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