Religious figures ask people to accept presidential election`s result

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Chairman of Muhammadiyah (second largest Muslim organization in Indonesia) Din Syamsuddin has appealed to the people to welcome the result of presidential election, which will be announced on Tuesday (July 22).

According to Din, the losing side will have to honor the election result, while the winning side should not celebrate excessively. Din also expressed hope that the supporters of the candidates should refrain from entering the office of General Election Commission (KPU) because of dissatisfaction over the result.

Meanwhile, national Hindu figure Nyoman Suwisma had expressed hope that people will be mature enough to accept whatever the result is.

The KPU will announce the official result of presidential election on Tuesday (July 22).

Two pairs of contestants run for presidential bid in the 2014 election--Prabowo Subianto and his vice presidential candidate Hatta Radjasa and Joko Widodo with his running mate Jusuf Kalla.

According to the KPU, a total of 190,307,134 voters have been registered (including 2,038,711 overseas voters), with 486,866 polling stations across the archipelago. (*)