Indonesia: ‘Quick counts’ indicates polls’ victory to President Joko Widodo for 2nd term

Must Read

Sanju Samson to replace Shikhar Dhawan in T20 series against WI

Sanju Samson will replace injured Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan in the T20s series against West Indies starting from next...

Supreme Court lashes out on Centre & Delhi govts for Rising Pollution

The Apex Court of the Country, the Supreme Court on Monday lashed the Central and State Government for their...

Harbhajan Singh wishes BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly to change Selection Panel

The Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday urged Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket...

Indonesia cheered on Thursday after the unofficial presidential election results indicated that President Joko Widodo has won a clear margin with maximum votes in his favour.

According to Reuters news reports, the outcome of the vote from the private pollsters based over counts of vote samples was in accordance with the opinion polls that have predicted a clear victory for the president, further raising expectations for the spending of reforms under Widodo’s second presidential term.

The “quick counts” have shown that Widodo has won the popular vote having at least 54 per cent of votes in his favour, providing his a lead of about eight per cent points against ex-general Prabowo Subianto, who has been narrowly defeated by the president in 2014 presidential election.

The counts have been proved to be accurate in the previous elections, while the official exact outcome will not get declared until May.

On Wednesday, Widodo said the vote’s outcome has indicated that he had regained his presidential position for the second term, but also urged his supporters to wait for final vote results announcement, which will be announced by the election commission.

The front page of Indonesia’s English-language Jakarta Post newspaper carried the headline: “Five More Years” next to a picture of the president.

 

Also read: 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

SBI cuts one-year MCLR by 10 base points, home loans to get cheaper

After this cut, SBI's one-year MCLR comes down to 7.90% per annum from 8.00% per annum

A week after announcing all-in-one plans, Reliance Jio re-launches Rs 98 & Rs 149 prepaid plans

These two popular plans were pulled out by the company last week and a new all-in-one plan with hiked mobile tariffs and limited IUC minutes was announced.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ trailer: Gal Gadot is back as the Amazonian princess

The official trailer of one of the most anticipated film, Wonder Woman 1984, dropped today which has several amazing action and fight sequences featuring...

Dhoni to produce show on personal lives of military officers

The popular Indian cricketer and former captain of Indian men’s national cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to produce a television show,...

Madhuri Dixit to make her Netflix debut in a Karan Johar production

After working on the big screen for several years, actor Madhuri Dixit is all set to make her debut in the digital world. And...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This