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Two candidates declaring victory in Indonesia

My fellow countrymen, this is a victory for the people of Indonesia. I will and already is president for all indonesians.

So triumphantly sounded the challenger Prabowo Subianto, after the gigantic election in Indonesia on Wednesday. The statement is somewhat surprising because most studies that have been reported after the elections, whose final result is only expected in may, suggesting that the sitting president Jokowi won.

he sits on his own figures, which suggest that he has received well over half, 62 percent, of the votes. It can be compared with the dozen or so studies that have been done by reputable indonesian lobbying firms. They indicate that Jokowi won and gained around 54 per cent of the votes. The investigations are based on the test measurements of the votes in the previous elections proved to sue quite well.

the Behavior from Prabowo is not new. Even when he lost to Jokowi in the 2014 presidential election challenged the official result of the elections and claimed that it was polluted by cheating. Prabowo took the issue to the constitutional court and was rejected. According to the final result had Prabowo lost by 6 percentage points.

there is Much to suggest that the same procedure is carried out even after this presidential election. Prabowo has already indicated cheating in Wednesday's election and does not appear in the first place, like to admit defeat.

for Prabowo to fire on its supporters and cause unrest in Indonesia. Tomorrow after Friday prayer, they have planned a ”segermars”. On Thursday urged the country's police chief Tito Karnavian to the population to stay calm, which was planned to ”celebrate the victory” or express their disappointment,” and promised a crackdown on large demonstrations.

at the same time, called on Jokowi to the public to await the official result, and then show a united front.

"Let us unite as brothers and sisters in this country after the elections, grundfästa our harmony and our fraternity," he said.

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