Incumbent president Joko Widodo (Photo:Medcom.id/Damar Iradat)
Incumbent president Joko Widodo (Photo:Medcom.id/Damar Iradat)

Jokowi Gathers Leaders of Coalition Parties

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Damar Iradat • 18 April 2019 17:41
Jakarta: Incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gathered the leaders of his coalition parties at Pelataran Restaurant in Central Jakarta on Thursday.
 
"He will meet with leaders of his coalition parties. We will see," NasDem Party chairman Surya Paloh said.
 
Besides the NasDem Party leader, the meeting was attended PDI Perjuangan chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri, NasDem chairman Surya Paloh, PKB chairman Muhaimin Iskandar, Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto, PPP chairman Suharso Monoarfa, PSI chairwoman Grace Natalie, Perindo Party Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo, PKPI chairman Diaz Hendropriyono and PBB chairman Yusril Ihza Mahendra.

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In addition, Vice presential candidate Ma'ruf Amin as well as Jokowi-Maruf National Campaign Team head Erick Thohir also attended the meeting.
 
"We will wait for KPU's official announcement. KPU is the one that has the authority," Jokowi's running mate said.
 
Indonesia held its first-ever simultaneous general and presidential elections yesterday. Voters elected the president, vice president and members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
 
Based on the official data from 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.
 
"It was one of the most complicated elections in the world. We held presidential and legislative elections on the same day," National Police head General Tito Karnavian told a press conference earlier today.
 
Similar with the 2014 presidential race, this year's 2019 presidential race was contested by the incumbent and Prabowo Subianto. Five years ago, Jokowi won 53 percent of the votes against Prabowo.
 
Several hours after the polling stations were closed, almost all quick count surveys showed that Jokowi is the likely winner of the 2019 presidential race. However, Jokowi urged his supporters to wait for KPU's official announcement.
 
"Pak Jokowi and his campaign team don't want to excessively celebrate the results of quick count surveys. We just want to thank all stakeholders," former West Nusa Tenggara Governor Tuan Guru Bajang told journalists on Wednesday.

 

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