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Anies awaits official election outcome

Jakarta Post - February 15, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Presidential contender Anies Baswedan said on Wednesday he would respect the final election result but called on his supporters to monitor the official tally of votes by the election commission.

He spoke after rival Prabowo Subianto declared victory in the wake of quick counts of votes from a sample of polling stations that showed the defence minister was on track to winning the presidency in a single round.

We have to respect the people's decision," he told reporters at his campaign headquarters after his rival claimed victory.

A spokesperson for Ganjar Pranowo, polling third, told reporters his team had discovered "structured, systematic and massive" electoral fraud, without providing evidence.

But analysts said a Prabowo win was almost assured. "It's all over for Anies and Ganjar," said Adrian Vickers, a professor at the University of Sydney.

Source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/indonesia/2024/02/15/anies-awaits-official-election-outcome.htm