Indonesia's Prabowo Claims Internal Polls Indicate An Election Win
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said that he had won between 52 and 54 percent of the vote in Wednesday's election.
Subianto's claims were reportedly at odds with private pollsters' "quick count" results based on vote samples, which showed incumbent President Joko Widodo winning the popular vote by between 5.5 and 11.4 percentage points.
Prabowo reportedly called on supporters not to allow his victory to be snatched away.
While speaking at a news conference, the former military general said, "We have noted several incidences that have harmed the supporters of this ticket.
But exit polls and quick count show we have won 52 percent.
Our volunteers should focus on safeguarding the ballot boxes because they are key to our victory.”