Monday, 24 August 2009

SBY and Boediono Officially Announced as Election Winners

The nation’s election commission officially announced on Tuesday that Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Boediono had been elected president and vice president of Indonesia.Abdul Hafiz Anshary, chairman of the General Elections Commission (KPU), said that current president Yudhoyono had passed all the requirements to take a second five-year term in office following the result of the presidential election conducted on July 8, 2009.Suripto Bambang Setiadi, Secretary General of KPU, read the decision letter.“We declare Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Boediono as the elected president and vice president from the 2009 presidential election,” Bambang said.Hafiz said that the pair had met the minimum requirement of obtaining at least 50 percent of overall votes and 20 percent of votes in at least half of Indonesia’s provinces.However, the KPU has not yet announced the seat allocation for the House of Representatives following the legislative elections in April.
Source: The Jakarta Globe 18 Aug 2009 p.B3

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