Jokowi-Maruf Wins Election: Election Commission
Date 21 Mei 2019
The General Elections Commission (KPU) on Tuesday (21/5) announced the official result of the 2019 Presidential and Legislative Elections.
The final tally showed that the Jokowi-Ma’ruf pair won the election by securing 85,607,362 votes (55.5%), while the Prabowo-Sandiaga pair won 68,650,239 votes (44.5%).
The election result is stipulated on the General Elections Commission (KPU) Decree Number 987/PL.01.8-KPT/06/KPU/V/2019 on the Results of the 2019 General Elections for President and Vice President and members of House of Representatives, Regional Representative Council and Regional House of Representatives.
“The KPU decides to enact decree on the Results of Presidential and Legislative Elections in 2019 General Election,” KPU Chairman Arief Budiman said at the KPU office, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (21/5).
According to the KPU, 158,012,506 people casted their votes, with 3,754,905 total invalid votes and 154,257,601 valid votes.
Arief added that the KPU provides an opportunity for the losing candidate to file a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court within a period of no longer than three days of the official announcement. “The losing candidate could submit reports to the Constitutional Court until 24 May,” Arief said.
If there is no legal challenge, the KPU will announce the elected president and vice president on 25-27 May, he added.
In the meantime, final result of legislative elections shows that PDIP Party tops the list by garnering 27,053,961 votes (19.33%), followed by Gerindra Party with 17,594,839 votes (12.57%), and Golkar Party with 17,229,789 votes (12.31%).
There are nine parties declared eligible for seats at the House of Representatives (DPR) and the Regional Representative Council (DPD), as they obtained votes exceeding the parliamentary threshold of 4%.
Those parties are PDIP with 27,053,961 votes (19.33%), Gerindra with 17,594,839 votes (12.57%); Golkar Party with 17,229,789 votes (12.31%) PKB with 13,570,097 votes (9.69%); NasDem with 12,661,792 votes (9.05%); PKS with 11,493,663 votes (8.21%); the Demokratic Party with10,876,507 votes (7.77%); PAN with 9,572,623 votes (6.84%); and PPP with 6,323,147 votes (4.52%).
In addition, there are seven political parties secured votes below the parliamentary threshold, namely: 1. Perindo with 3,738,320 votes (2.67%); Berkarya Party with 2,929,495 votes (2.09%); PSI with 2,650,361 votes (1.89%); Hanura Party with 2,161,507 votes (1.54%), PBB with 1,099,848 votes (0.79%), PKPI with 312,775 votes (0.22%); and Garuda Party with 702,536 votes (0.05%). (*/ANT/ES)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Edited by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman/M. Ersan Pamungkas