We laud anyone making claims: Surya Paloh

We laud anyone making claims: Surya Paloh

Nasdem Chairman Surya Paloh.

"We praise it based on a different viewpoint. It is not possible to reach a common ground between winners and losers and between those harboring enthusiasm and those who are lethargic. That is different," he said.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - National Democratic (Nasdem) Party Chairman Surya Paloh said he was all praises for anyone claiming victory in the 2019 General Election, be it through quick count results or exit polls.

"Anyone who is claiming, you can, claim to win, this losing claim. We win the claim, but we also have to respect losing claims," Paloh noted briefly prior to a meeting with the Forward Indonesian Coalition at Pelataran Menteng Resto, Jakarta, Thursday.

Paloh believes every party followed diverse methods and held distinct views on the process to the outcome of the survey, for which the winner of the election should be ascertained, and all must await the official final tally of the KPU.

Nonetheless, Paloh believes survey institutions should hold accountability to adhere to the principle of balance during the quick count process as the institution must remain steadfast in demonstrating the ethics of professionalism to disclose the results of performance of the two candidate pairs to the public.

"We praise it based on a different viewpoint. It is not possible to reach a common ground between winners and losers and between those harboring enthusiasm and those who are lethargic. That is different," he pointed out.

Paloh explained that the meeting between Jokowi-Amin and the supporting parties aimed at discussing key issues and scrutinizing developments after the ballots were cast.

"This is intended to serve as a follow up and to maintain a minute-by-minute update of the situation," he added.  

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