All the voices of the elections in the Asian country must be hand-counted. A gigantic and time consuming task, not only to the voices from the giant country to collect, but also because the Indonesians for the first time, three elections combined: the presidential, parliamentary and regional. Throughout the country, were of 800,000 polling stations for 193 million voters.Read also the Logistics megaoperatie: 190 million Indonesians withdraw today to the polls
The employees had in the days after the vote nights without a break working for the votes to count. More than 2,000 employees were ill due to the long work, often in broeiend hot conditions. According to the spokesperson of the electoral commission died, ultimately, 270 of people through the exhaustion. Their family members would be approximately 2.250 euros in moral damages, roughly equivalent to a mimimumjaarloon in the country, writes the BBC.
Many of the dead and the sick are temporary employees who are referred to as assessors or counter. They were not medically tested for their work, in contrast to ordinary civil servants. Hospitals and medical stations across the country is now called upon to pay increased attention to local verkiezingsmedewerkers.
In the election, both president Either Widodo as oppositiekandidaat Prabowo Subianto victory claimed. The first results give Widodo, however, a decided advantage.
The final winner will only be on 22 may published be.