Indonesia polls close and count begins

indonesia_electionPolls open for around 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections closed at 1pm local time on April 9 and count began in the world’s third largest democracy.

After three weeks of peaceful outdoor campaigning, voters across three time zones cast their ballots for members of national and local legislatures and representatives at more than a half million makeshift booths from the eastern Papua province to the devout Muslim province of Aceh in the west.

For many, the election was more about supporting a specific party than voting for individual candidates, to help boost the chances for their favorite presidential hopeful three months from now.

It will take one month to collate the official results in this nation of 186 million voters and thousands of islands. Survey groups will be providing quick counts, which will give a reasonable indication of which way the political winds are blowing.

The legislative election is the first of two for Indonesia in 2014, with a presidential election also set to be held. Outgoing president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has lead his Democrat Party for 10 years, but under the country’s laws cannot run again.

Many believe Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, known affectionately as Jokowi, is a front runner to become the next president.



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Polls open for around 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections closed at 1pm local time on April 9 and count began in the world's third largest democracy. After three weeks of peaceful outdoor campaigning, voters across three time zones cast their ballots for members of national and local legislatures and representatives at more than a half million makeshift booths from the eastern Papua province to the devout Muslim province of Aceh in the west. For many, the election was more about supporting a specific party than voting for individual candidates, to help boost the chances for...

indonesia_electionPolls open for around 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections closed at 1pm local time on April 9 and count began in the world’s third largest democracy.

After three weeks of peaceful outdoor campaigning, voters across three time zones cast their ballots for members of national and local legislatures and representatives at more than a half million makeshift booths from the eastern Papua province to the devout Muslim province of Aceh in the west.

For many, the election was more about supporting a specific party than voting for individual candidates, to help boost the chances for their favorite presidential hopeful three months from now.

It will take one month to collate the official results in this nation of 186 million voters and thousands of islands. Survey groups will be providing quick counts, which will give a reasonable indication of which way the political winds are blowing.

The legislative election is the first of two for Indonesia in 2014, with a presidential election also set to be held. Outgoing president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has lead his Democrat Party for 10 years, but under the country’s laws cannot run again.

Many believe Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, known affectionately as Jokowi, is a front runner to become the next president.



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