Govt Urges Public to Wait for Official Results
Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo called on the public to remain calm and wait for the official results to be announced by the General Election Committee (KPU).
I ask the public to stay calm and maintain national unity, Tjahjo said in Jakarta, Thursday (4/18).
He also expressed appreciation to the organizers of the elections who had successfully held a smooth and peaceful election. In general, the elections ran smoothly. The work of the KPU and the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) also went well. We truly appreciate that, Tjahjo said, adding that the elections were able to accommodate the voters participation which reached 80 percent.
For the record, Ministry of Home Affairs opened24-hour non-stop monitoring posts in all provinces before and after the election day.
The posts conducted 24-hour video conference non-stop, said Tjahjo shortly after exercising his voting rights at TPS 72, Duren Tiga, Pancoran, South Jakarta, Wednesday (17/4).
The monitoring has been running two days before the election day or 15 April 2019 until two days after the D day H or 19 April 2019. Each province is required to report the latest situation which can be accessed through video conference.
By doing this, the Government hopes the regions can report the current situation before, during and after the election and can immediately report any problems to the central level, Tjahjo added.
Tjahjo added that the monitoring posts aim to optimize the role and function of Ministry of Home Affairs. As coaches and supervisors of the administration in the regions, we hope that the initiative can support the local election organizers to run a smooth and peaceful event, Tjahjo said.
According to the latest monitoring results, the Minister explained that there were several regions which experienced bad weather and the local governments could immediately coordinate with relevant stakeholders to address the issues. (Information Center of Ministry of Home Affairs / ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas