Jakarta: The National Police has revealed that four state officials were targeted for assasination during last week's post-election riots.
Last week, six people were arrested for planning to assassinate a number of national figures. According to reports, the suspects were ordered to kill four state officials and one prominent polster.
"The four state officials are Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, National Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief Budi Gunawan and Special Detachment 88 (Densus 88) founder Gories Mere," National Police head General Tito Karnavian told a press conference on Tuesday.
"The other target is a prominent pollster," the former Jakarta Metro Police head noted.
Indonesia held its first ever simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters elected the president, vice president as well as members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level on May 21. KPU named the incumbent as the winner of the 2019 presidential race.
According to the election agency, incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gathered 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, his rival Prabowo Subianto collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
In order to run for presidency, Jokowi was endorsed by PDI Perjuangan, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PKPI, PBB and PSI. In the meantime, Prabowo was supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.