Jokowi Camp Thank Indonesians as KPU Declares Election Winner

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  • Presidential candidate number 01 Joko Widodo or Jokowi during an oration at Jokowi-Ma'ruf campaign rally dubbed Konser Putih Bersatu at GBK main stadium, Jakarta, Saturday, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    Presidential candidate number 01 Joko Widodo or Jokowi during an oration at Jokowi-Ma'ruf campaign rally dubbed Konser Putih Bersatu at GBK main stadium, Jakarta, Saturday, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Election Commission (KPU) has named Joko Widodo or Jokowi - Ma’ruf Amin pair the winner of the 2019 presidential election on early today, May 21. The campaign team expressed gratitude for the result.

    Alhamdulillah (Praise to God). This result is not much different to our quick count and real count recapitulation result,” said the campaign team (TKN) spokesman Ace Hasan Syadzily on a written statement Tuesday morning, May 21.

    KPU announced its final result of vote recapitulation that the incumbent garnered over 85 million votes or 55.50 percent, while Prabowo - Sandiaga collected some 68 millions or 44.50 percent. Earlier this May, the TKN claimed to have led the presidential election with 80 million votes and predicted to win by 56 percent.

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    Ace hoped that this will be the winning of Indonesians as well because they made their choice to believe in the candidate number 01 to lead Indonesia for the next five years.

    “Thank you, Indonesian people, for entrusting Jokowi - Ma’ruf. Inshallah, the pair will work hard to fulfill promises based on the second chapter of Nawacita,” said Ace, mentioning Nawacita that is the government’s nine key development programs.

    KPU chairman Arief Budiman said that parties rejecting the election result could challenge it to the Constitutional Court (MK) within three days after the announcement. If there is no legal dispute, the commission will officially name the chosen candidate president and vice president of Indonesia on May 27, 2019.

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