News Alerts

22 May 2019 | 01:01 AM UTC

Indonesia: President Widodo wins reelection May 21 /update 4

Indonesia News Alert

Election commission declares incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo the winner of the April 17 election on May 21; police disperse protesters in Jakarta early May 22

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Jakarta, Indonesia

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

The General Election Commission (KPU) announced on the night (local time) of Tuesday, May 22, that incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo won the April 17 elections after securing 55.5 percent of the vote. Prabowo Subianto received 44.5 percent but has alleged there was widespread voter fraud and cheating. Around 1000 of Prabowo's supporters rallied in Jakarta on Tuesday night before being disperse in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 22, by police firing tear gas. Prabowo's campaign team has said it will contest the election results in the Constitutional Court, and further demonstrations by his supporters are possible in the coming days. 

Heightened security measures remain in place in Jakarta as of Wednesday morning to prevent any large-scale protests from breaking out. Additional police officers have been deployed around the KPU building on Jalan Imam Bonjol in the Menteng neighborhood. Areas around the commission have also been cordoned off with barbed wire and armored vehicles and water cannons are reportedly at the building. Similar increased security measures, including road closures and security cordons, may be implemented throughout the city if additional protests are held. Telecommunication and significant traffic disruptions are also possible, particularly around demonstration sites.

Advice

Individuals in Jakarta are advised to anticipate heightened security measures, protests, and transportation and telecommunication disruptions, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, avoid all public demonstrations due to the threat of terrorism, and refrain from discussing politics in public or on social media.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news