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Indonesia's Jokowi leads with 80 per cent of votes counted: Private group

Published on Jul 16, 2014 4:37 PM
 
Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gestures during a rally in Proklamasi Monument Park in Jakarta on July 9, 2014. Jakarta's populist governor looks set to become Indonesia's next president, according to a private tally of 80 per cent of the votes cast, as his rival lashed out at critics, including the capital's biggest English-language newspaper. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta's populist governor looks set to become Indonesia's next president, according to a private tally of 80 per cent of the votes cast, as his rival lashed out at critics, including the capital's biggest English-language newspaper.

The Elections Commission (KPU) is to officially announce the result on July 22, but a number of private groups are maintaining counts of the votes as they are published on the commission's website.

One such group, www.kawalpemilu.org, showed Mr Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in front with 53 per cent of the vote after 80 per cent of the count. "This is a crowd sourcing project based on open data released by the KPU," said Ms Elisa Sutanudjaja, an administrator for kawalpemilu.org. "It's based on the official (tallies) uploaded by the KPU but... there are some technical problems like not all the documents are uploaded correctly."

KPU officials declined to comment on the reliability of the kawalpemilu.org website.

 
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