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Indonesia's Prabowo won't accept poll result, says party

The party of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on Sunday said he will not accept the official election result, claiming there was evidence of electoral cheating.

JAKARTA: The party of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on Sunday said he will not accept the official election result, claiming there was evidence of electoral cheating.

“We ask the election committee to solve this problem with recounting,” said Fadli Zon, vice secretary general of Prabowo’s Gerindra party. He added that the announcement of the poll result – which is expected to take place by Tuesday – should be delayed until the problem had been resolved.

Prabowo’s rival, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, had been leading in quick counts from several polling agencies, and is expected to be declared the winner.

Meanwhile, Indonesia’s Elections Commision told Reuters that it does not see any reason to delay announcing the official result of the poll, and added that it could reveal the result before the deadline on Tuesday.

"So far we have not encountered anything that would postpone the final results announcement or the recapitulation process," said elections commissioner Sigit Pamungkas.

Both Prabowo and Widodo have claimed victory in the election.

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