Tech-savvy Indonesians monitor vote count in disputed poll


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  • Friday, 18 Jul 2014

KEEPING DIGITAL TRACK: A supporter of presidential candidate Joko Widodo holding up a tablet and mobile phone during a pro-Jokowi rally in central Jakarta as votes are tabulated following the closing of polls. Tech-savvy Indonesians are acting as watchdogs following last week's disputed election, using social media and apps to ensure an honest count as both sides accuse the other of trying to rig the outcome.

JAKARTA: Tech-savvy Indonesians are acting as watchdogs following last week's disputed election, using social media and apps to ensure an honest count as both sides accuse the other of trying to rig the outcome. 

Both candidates, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto, declared victory in the July 9 poll, the tightest in Indonesia since the end of authoritarian rule, based on unofficial tallies from different polling agencies. 

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