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Indonesia elections: PDI-P tops final tally with 18.95% of votes

Published on May 10, 2014 2:02 PM
Two Indonesian election commission officers walk outside their office in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 09 May 2014. -- PHOTO: EPA

INDONESIA'S election commission (KPU) announced official results of the April 9 general election minutes before midnight on Saturday after a marathon final counting session.

The official results confirm the results of quick counts held after voting ended last month, which put the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) of Jakarta governor Joko Widodo in first position with 18.95 per cent of votes.

In second spot is Golkar Party, led by tycoon Aburizal Bakrie, with 14.75 per cent, followed by the Gerindra Party of former general Prabowo Subianto with 11.81 per cent.

The Democratic Party of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who cannot contest a third term, dropped out of the top three and got 10.19 per cent of votes, while the National Awakening Party (PKB) of former president Abdurrahman Wahid got 9.04 per cent.  

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