Jokowi calls on Indonesians to forget political differences

Jokowi calls on Indonesians to forget political differences

President-elect and vice president-elect respectively Joko Widodo and KH Ma'ruf Amin (ANTARA/Doc. TKN)

I call on all the Indonesian people to forget differences in political choices that have disunited us
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on all Indonesians to forget differences in political choices during the presidential election, and to reunite as one nation.

"I call on all the Indonesian people to forget differences in political choices that have disunited us. Number 02 and 01, we must be reunited as one Indonesia, a nation with Pancasila to unite us," Jokowi said in his address at the plenary meeting of the General Election Commission (KPU) here on Sunday. Pancasila is Indonesia's state ideology consisting of five tenets -- belief in one and the only God Almighty, humanity, unity, democracy and social justice.

Jokowi, accompanied by vice president-elect KH Ma'ruf Amin, has thanked the Indonesian people for theirs trust in the pair.

He was also grateful to the KPU that has completed its task to organize the elections, and to name the president-elect and vice president-elect through an open plenary meeting.

Jokowi has promised to work hard to continue the development during his first term in office with Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

The General Election Commission has named Joko Widodo-KH Ma'ruf Amin as president-elect and vice president-elect for 2019-2024 term in a plenary meeting at the KPU building in Jakarta on Sunday.

"Declare candidate pair number 01 Joko Widodo and KH Ma'ruf Amin as president-elect and vice president-elect in the presidential election 2019," KPU chairman Arief Budiman said.

Jokowi-Ma'ruf won the election with 85.607.362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes, while Prabowo and Sandiaga Uno garnered 68.650.239 votes or 44.5 percent.

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