House of representatives urges people to monitor election result

House of representatives urges people to monitor election result

Marzuki Alie. (ANTARA/Widodo S. Jusuf)

The representatives urged the people to not be provoked by quick count results ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian House of Representatives Chairman Marzuki Alie called on the people to monitor voting recapitulation of the 2014 presidential election by the General Elections Commission (KPU) and eschew quick count controversies from several survey agencies.

"The representatives urged the people to not be provoked by quick count results because the original recapitulation will be revealed by the commission. The quick count results were only the representation of several polling surveys, so I hope the people should not be provoked," Marzuki stated here on Thursday.

Marzuki reported that the commission will publish the recapitulation result on July 21, 2014.

The chairman stated that after the presidential election on July 9, 2014, Indonesian people should monitor voting recapitulation through a fair and transparent process.

"We do not want any unfair means, manipulation, and also violation of the regulations," Marzuki affirmed.

The chairman pointed out that the Indonesian democracy has drawn the attention of several countries, which appreciate the smooth implementation of the democratic process.

According to Marzuki, some countries believed that the smooth democratic process in Indonesia will reap numerous advantages in several sectors, particularly economic.

"They assumed that Indonesia is one of the largest democracies in the world that can help to create economic stability," Marzuki added.

Marzuki also lauded the smooth implementation of the Indonesian presidential election. However, he also had concerns about the dispute between the supporters of the presidential candidate pairs, Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa and Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla, regarding the quick count results.

"It is fair to have differences of opinion in the democratic process, but the supporters should not create any dispute," Marzuki emphasized.

(Reported by Abdul Malik Ibrahim/Uu.B019/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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