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STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT. Presidential contender Prabowo Subianto claimed victory over the 2019 presidential election on Wednesday afternoon, hours before quick-count surveys officially ended, in a repeat of a similar declaration he made in the 2014 presidential race – which he lost.
The former Army general claimed a “real count” from more than 320,000 polling stations had placed him in the lead with 62 percent of votes.
He added that he had consulted statistics experts who said the figure would “not differ much” from the final count.
“We will avoid taking any unconstitutional actions because we have already won,” Prabowo told the media at his residence in South Jakarta.
“I am and will always be the president of the Indonesian people […] For those who have supported [Jokowi], I will also embrace you all.”
Most pollsters currently have incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo leading the presidential race with about 54 percent of the vote and Prabowo at 45 percent.
Prabowo previously rejected early results showing Jokowi ahead of him, claiming that the surveys were “partisan”.
Responding to Indonesia election, on social media has been spreading several opinions such as Frank Cheshire said look at the negative side of the results. Early polls indicate a 10% difference between candidates.
Thats a hell of a lot of hard-line muslims and IS/DAESH supporters. We know this guy will not go down quietly.
He is a military dictator that will continue to undermine THE SOVEREIGN DEMOCRACY OF INDONESIA. Forget the political mumbo jumbo and work on becoming a true DEMOCRACY, not a haven for muslim hard-liners and sharia despots.
Dont forget that the PORNOGRAPHER RIZIEK SHITBATS IS waiting in SAUDI ARABIA to return in triumph to spread hatred and lies amongst TRUE INDONESIANS.
MERDEKA, MERDEKA, MERDEKA.
Meanwhile, Tom Pell said what the heck pak SBY was thinking by supporting Prabowo? This piece of shit is scary despot who does not believe in democracy and human rights. He is a murderous war criminal and a psychopath. Indonesia had no idea that they just narrowly missed a huge disaster.
Meantime, Richard Mayne said Prabowo can go into the dustbin of history. He was trying to resurrect a bygone era. His willingness to enter a faustian bargain with the more radical elements just shows how disingenuous he is (https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/04/17/we-have-already-won-prabowo-claims.html).
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s campaign team has dismissed most independent opinion polls showing incumbent Joko Widodo with a double digit lead, saying the former general is on course to win next week’s election by a wide margin.
Prabowo, as Subianto is commonly known, will secure 62 percent of the votes if elections were held today, his campaign team said in Jakarta on Monday, citing a survey of 1,440 respondents it carried out last week. That’s up from 45 percent in an internal poll last year, Sugiono, a member of the campaign team, told reporters.
With less than 10 days before voting, most surveys by independent pollsters show Widodo, known as Jokowi, heading for a second five year term. Both the candidates are holding rallies across the archipelago to win over more than 10 percent of the nation’s 193 million eligible voters who are undecided about their choice. Prabowo has managed to narrow the gap in recent weeks.
Prabowo’s pitch to take steps to end economic inequality, lower costs of staples and put an end to transfer of the nation’s wealth overseas was increasingly finding resonance with voters, said Aryo Djojohadikusumo, a lawmaker who belongs to Prabowo’s Gerindra party.
“We’re here to provide an alternative and different perspective and we happen to be the opposition,” Djojohadikusumo said. He said investors and media should remember that “it’s not in the bag for the incumbent.”
Arya Sinulingga, a spokesman for Jokowi’s campaign team, said Prabowo’s team shouldn’t use its internal survey to de-legitimize the General Elections Commission and the eventual result if he loses the vote on April 17.
Prabowo Subianto claimed victory for a third day in Indonesia’s presidential election, dismissing unofficial quick counts showing a win for incumbent leader Joko Widodo.
“The official victory is in front of our eyes,” Prabowo, as the former general is commonly known, told a gathering of his supporters in Jakarta on Friday. “Despite all the irregularities, various threats and intimidation and practices that deviate from the principles of democracy, the will of the Indonesian people cannot be pressured anymore.”
Prabowo claims to have won Wednesday’s vote by polling about 62 percent based on a survey by his campaign team. Widodo, known as Jokowi, declared victory on Thursday, citing unofficial quick counts by about a dozen independent pollsters, which gave him an average 54.5 percent of the votes. Prabowo, who narrowly lost to Jokowi in 2014, has said he has evidence of massive voting irregularities.
With both the contestants claiming victory, any legal challenge of the verdict will have to wait until the General Elections Commission announces official results. The authority is set to declare an official quick count based on polling stations’ reports in the next week, before completing the manual counting of ballots by May 22 (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-19/prabowo-remains-defiant-as-he-contests-indonesia-election-result).
Separately in Jakarta, national issue observer, Agung Wahyudin said the Prabowo’s claims about his win over Jokowi at the presidential election is make sense, because Prabowo’s camp has professional and integrity IT expert who have been supported him since long time ago.
“I think Prabowo has a big chance to win at presidential election if cheat movement and low politics strategy did not play by his political opponent supporter because learning on social media political dynamica debate, we can take several information that Jokowi’s supporter which has been supported and kept by government apparatus ocnum to change the people choices from Prabowo to Jokowi,” Agung explained (Red).