For the first time, Indonesia held its presidential and legislative elections on the same day, with around 192.8 million people across the archipelago’s 17,000 islands eligible to vote in more than 800,000 polling stations.
CNN has not been able to independently verify the claims made by the KPU.
General Elections Commission chief Arief Budiman appeared to acknowledge that elections officers had been overworked during the election process.
According to CNN Indonesia, Budiman attributed the officials’ fatigue to the decision to hold the presidential and legislative elections simultaneously, as well as the tight deadline required to process the results.
CNN has made attempts to contact the KPU and has reached out to the Indonesian government for comment.
“If the victims continue to fall, there is something fundamentally very wrong,” he said, according to CNN Indonesia.
Early “quick counts” of the ballots put Jokowi around 55% of the vote, with Prabowo winning around 44%. “Quick counts” are conducted by a variety of credible polling agencies and have proved reliable in the past. Final official results will be announced by May 22.