Ex-general Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesia election

Prabowo Subianto leads the Indonesian presidential election with a 58% "quick count"

Prabowo Subianto declares win in Indonesian presidential election. According to sample counts, the military minister received around 58% of the votes in the first round of the presidential election.

Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia’s minister of defense, declared victory in the presidential election after a preliminary vote count suggested a significant lead over his opponents.

Four pollsters projected that the 72-year-old former special forces commander, who has run for president twice before, received around 58% of the vote based on “quick count” ballots from a sampling of voting places across the country. Al Jazeera reported that as of Wednesday at 14:00 GMT, 86% to 95% of the ballots have been tabulated.

Rivals Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo trailed by around 25% and 17%, respectively, according to the independent pollsters who did the counts. These findings properly reflect the outcomes of the country’s previous presidential elections since direct voting was implemented in 2004.

Approximately 6% of ballots were tallied in the election commission’s preliminary calculation, giving Prabowo 57.7% of the total.

After proclaiming his victory, Prabowo addressed his followers and expressed his appreciation for the quick results.

“We should not be arrogant, proud, or euphoric; we must remain humble; this victory must benefit all Indonesians,” he declared in an address carried on national television.

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Ganjar and Anies advised the public to wait for the official results, which were expected by March 20. Both of their campaign teams claimed to be investigating charges of electoral irregularities, describing them as “structural, systematic, and massive fraud” without providing any supporting data.

To win in a single round of voting, a candidate must get at least 20% of the vote in half of the provinces, as well as more than 50% of all votes cast. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will compete in a runoff election in June.

The two well-liked former governors faced up against Prabowo, the pre-election frontrunner who, importantly, had the support of the popular incumbent Joko Widodo.

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