Jakarta: The General Elections Commission (KPU) has concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
"This ruling will be effective immediately," KPU chairman Arief Budiman told a press conference on Tuesday early morning.
Named as the winner of the 2019 presidential race, incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin bagged 85,607,362 votes (55.5 percent). On the other hand, presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and vice presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno collected 68,650,239 votes (45.5 percent).
This year, the number of registered voters stood at 199,987,870 people. In the meantime, the voter turnout reached 81.97 percent.
The result is subject to appeals in the Constitutional Court (MK). Candidates or political parties are given 72 hours to file a lawsuit.
"Indonesian people have made a decision. They have picked their leader. I and Ma'ruf Amin thank all Indonesian people. We will pay your trust," Jokowi said in Kampung Deret, Johar Baru, Central Jakarta this afternoon.
Indonesia will hold the first ever simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters will elect the president, vice president as well as members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
In order to run for presidency, Jokowi-Ma'ruf were endorsed by PDI Perjuangan, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PKPI, PBB and PSI. In the meantime, Prabowo-Sandiaga were supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.