Prabowo-Gibran Declared Winners of the 2024 Presidential Election by Indonesian Election Commission (KPU RI)

The Indonesian Election Commission (KPU RI) has officially announced the results of the highly anticipated 2024 Presidential Election. In a momentous declaration, the commission revealed that the pair Prabowo Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming Raka emerged victorious in the presidential race.

Landslide Victory for Prabowo-Gibran

The announcement, made on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, marked a significant milestone in Indonesian political history. According to the official statement released by the KPU, Prabowo-Gibran secured a resounding victory, obtaining a staggering 96,214,691 votes out of the total valid votes nationwide, which amounted to 164,227,475.

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This victory represents approximately 58% of the national vote share, solidifying Prabowo-Gibran’s dominance in the election. The duo managed to secure victories in 36 out of 38 provinces, showcasing widespread support across the archipelago.

Fulfilling the Criteria for Single-Round Victory

Under the provisions outlined in Article 416 Paragraph (1) of Law Number 7 of 2017 regarding General Elections, a presidential candidate can claim victory in a single round if they receive more than 50% of the total votes cast, with at least 20% of the votes in each province.

The decisive win by Prabowo-Gibran not only met but surpassed these criteria, thereby eliminating the need for a second round of voting. This achievement underscores the overwhelming mandate bestowed upon the winning candidates by the Indonesian electorate.

Paving the Way Forward

With the presidential election concluded and a clear mandate established, the nation eagerly awaits the inauguration of the new leadership. The incoming administration faces a myriad of challenges ranging from economic recovery to social welfare enhancement, all amidst the backdrop of a rapidly evolving global landscape.

The resounding victory of Prabowo-Gibran signifies a new chapter in Indonesian politics, one characterized by optimism and anticipation for the future. As the nation embarks on this journey of progress and development, it does so with the hope of achieving prosperity, unity, and stability for all its citizens.

Eight Political Parties Secure Seats in Indonesian Parliament (Senayan) Following the 2024 General Elections

In addition to the presidential race, the Indonesian Election Commission (KPU) has also unveiled the outcomes of the 2024 legislative elections. Amidst intense competition, eight political parties have successfully secured representation in the Indonesian Parliament, commonly known as Senayan.

National Representation Achieved

The legislative elections witnessed widespread participation, with a total of 151,796,631 valid votes cast across 84 electoral districts (dapil) spanning 38 provinces and 128 overseas electoral districts (PPLN).

The Elite Eight: Parties Crossing the 4% Threshold

Out of the plethora of political parties vying for seats, eight managed to surpass the crucial 4% threshold, thereby earning parliamentary representation. These parties include:

  1. Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP): 25,387,279 votes (16.72%)
  2. Golkar Party: 23,208,654 votes (15.28%)
  3. Gerindra Party: 20,071,708 votes (13.22%)
  4. National Awakening Party (PKB): 16,115,655 votes (10.61%)
  5. NasDem Party: 14,660,516 votes (9.65%)
  6. Prosperous Justice Party (PKS): 12,781,353 votes (8.42%)
  7. Democratic Party: 11,283,160 votes (7.43%)
  8. National Mandate Party (PAN): 10,984,003 votes (7.23%)

Forging Ahead: A Diverse Legislative Landscape

The successful participation of these eight political parties in the parliamentary arena sets the stage for robust legislative deliberations and policymaking. Their diverse ideologies and platforms promise to enrich the democratic process, ensuring that the voices and interests of the Indonesian populace are duly represented.

Beyond the Threshold: Parties Below 4%

While some parties fell short of crossing the 4% threshold required for parliamentary representation, their contributions to the political discourse remain invaluable. Despite facing electoral challenges, these parties continue to serve as vital pillars of Indonesia’s pluralistic democracy, advocating for diverse viewpoints and policy alternatives.

Charting a Course for Progress

As Indonesia prepares to embark on a new legislative session, the incoming parliamentarians face the formidable task of addressing the nation’s pressing issues and advancing its developmental agenda. Through constructive dialogue and bipartisan cooperation, they strive to chart a course towards prosperity, equity, and inclusive governance for all Indonesians.

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