Indonesian election: Prabowo alleges cheating
Sunday 20 July 2014
The Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said on Sunday he would not accept the forthcoming election result and accused the authorities of failing to investigate alleged cheating at the polls.
The Elections Commission is due to announce the winner of Indonesia’s closest presidential election tomorrow .
A protracted wrangle over the result could begin to undermine confidence in South-east Asia’s biggest economy, which has attracted strong investment, particularly in its extensive natural resources, in recent years.
Monitoring of ballot counts by private groups last week and quick counts shortly after the 9 July election by reputable pollsters showed Mr Prabowo’s rival, the Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is set to win. But Mr Prabowo said voting should be held again in certain areas in line with the recommendation of an election watchdog group.
“If they don’t, then that is a crime. This very much calls into question the legitimacy of the whole process,” he said.
Fadli Zon, vice secretary general of Mr Prabowo’s Gerindra party, said they had evidence of many cases of cheating. “We ask the election committee to solve this problem with recounting,” Mr Zon said.
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...