Jakarta-wapresri.go.id Vice President Jusuf Kalla hoped that Jakarta’s gubernatorial election would result in a just leader who will run good governance in the capital.
“Whoever wins must govern Jakarta well and justly,” said the Vice President after casting his vote at Polling Station (TPS) No. 3 in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta this morning (Feb. 15), together with Mrs. Mufidah Jusuf Kalla and family.
The Vice President also predicted that Jakarta’s gubernatorial will go on a second round as he presumed none of the three candidate pairs will gain more than 50 percent of votes to become an absolute winner.
“Everybody hopes for only one round (in the election), but there will likely be two rounds,”
The Vice President further stated that local elections which took place simultaneously today in 101 regions, including Jakarta, will run smoothly.
However, he argued, the large number of polling stations in each electoral district has made this democratic celebration held every five years looked less lively.
“To make this election more lively and people rejoice this, each TPS should fit for about 2000 people. This TPS (for example) is only for 300 (voters). This is so quiet,” said the Vice President.
He then hoped everybody would accept any results of the election, although their favorite pair candidate lost.
National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, Jakarta Military Command chief Maj. Gen. Teddy Lhaksmana, Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan, and Chairman of Commission 3 of the House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo were also seen in the venue.