Jakarta: Voter turnout was estimated at 83.90 percent, according to a survey conducted by pollster Indikator Politik that conducted a quick count after millions of Indonesians flocked over 800 thousand polling stations across the country on April 17, 2019.
"We predict that the turnout was 83.90 percent," Rizka Halida, senior researcher of Indikator Politik, said here on Wednesday.
The pollster conducted a quick count of voting results at 2,976 polling stations spread proportionally across the country, she said.
It selected TPS samples by using a stratified systematic random sampling method.
Based on the quick count results, the Joko "Jokowi" Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin pair collected 54.07 percent of votes and contender Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno collected 45.93 percent, she said.
Indikator Politik predicted that Jokowi would win the elections.
Indonesia held simultaneous legislative and presidential elections on April 17, considered to be the largest single-day democratic election in the world.
Indonesia held its first-ever simultaneous general and presidential elections today. Voters elected the president, vice president and members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
According to the General Elections Commission (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.
According to reports, the polling stations were guarded by 270 thousand police officers and 70 thousand military personnel. In addition to that, police and military were assisted by 1.6 million community protection (linmas) officers.
This year, 16 national political parties participated on a national level. In Aceh, Four local political parties participated on a provincial level.
Similar with the 2014 presidential race, this year's presidential race was contested by Jokowi and Prabowo. Five years ago, the former Jakarta governor won 53 percent of the votes against the Gerindra Party leader. (Antara)