Asia-Pacific

Jul 22, 2014

Jokowi win likely to be confirmed as Indonesia crowdsources vote count

Joko Widodo is the clear winner in Indonesia's election. But will Prabowo concede? Indonesia commentator Jim Della-Giacoma reports.

Is it time for the general to get on his polo pony and ride off into the hills back to his ranch? On Monday, The Jakarta Globe thought so. "Indonesia has decided", screamed its headline. By adding up the results from 33 provincial election commissions, it calculated that Joko Widodo had received 53.2% of the national vote.

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2 thoughts on “Jokowi win likely to be confirmed as Indonesia crowdsources vote count

  1. fractious

    Two things are encouraging: the probable election to president of someone who isn’t a product of prior regimes; and the way the Indonesian people have gone about ensuring that the tallying is done with some honesty (rather than relying on the questionable “official” tallying in previous years).

    My reservations revolve around whether the party apparatchiks (and particularly the military) within Indonesia’s bureaucracy will let Jokowi govern the way he says he wants to.

  2. AR

    Shades of Allende? To quote DrK, “I don’t see why we should let a country go (…) because of the irresponsibility of its people”.

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