Jakarta: The Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU) will conduct a national recapitulation of two provinces on Thursday (May 16), namely West Java and South Sulawesi.
KPU Chairman Arief Budiman said that only two provinces that are ready to undergo national level recapitulation on Thursday.
"West Java is ready for us to recapitulate tomorrow, and South Sulawesi is likely to arrive in the afternoon," Arief said at the KPU Building on Wednesday (May 5) night.
He said the recapitulation of West Java would begin at 10:00 WIB, and was expected to be completed in the afternoon due to the large number of voters in the province.
He said because there were only two provinces that would be recapitulated, the KPU would only make a panel of plenary meetings in the main courtroom of the KPU Building.
The recapitulation of South Sulawesi today is still waiting whether it is possible to continue after the recapitulation of West Java.
As from Friday (May 11) to Wednesday (May15) night, the KPU has completed a national recapitulation for 26 provinces out of a total of 34 provinces.
Indonesia held its first-ever simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters elected the president, vice president and members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
Based on the official data from KPU, as many as 192 million people were eligible to vote this year. In the meantime, more than 800 thousand polling stations were open across the country.
Similar with the 2014 presidential race, this year's presidential race was only contested between incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Prabowo Subianto. Five years ago, the former Jakarta governor won 53 percent of the votes against the former Army general.
According to reports, all quick count surveys from respectable pollsters showed that Jokowi is the likely winner of the 2019 presidential race. However, Jokowi urged his supporters to wait for KPU's official announcement on May 22. (Antara)