24 Jul 2009

Indonesia's Yudhoyono wins official vote count

4:09 pm on 24 July 2009

The official tally from Indonesia's recent presidential election shows Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono won more than 60% of the vote.

The final result, issued on Thursday night by the General Election Commission, was in line with quick count tallies conducted earlier this month.

A statement on the KPU website said Yudhoyono won 60.80% of the vote. Former president Megawati Sukarnoputri took 26.79% and Jusuf Kalla received 12.41%.

The statement said observers from the Kalla camp walked out of the counting room on Thursday afternoon, complaining that flawed voter lists would skew the results.

They later sent a note to the head of the KPU calling for the count to be halted.

The statement also said a representative of the Megawati team refused to enter the counting room to witness the results as they were tabulated.

The Jakarta Globe reported that Yudhoyono won 28 of the 33 provinces, Kalla won four and Megawati one.