King Salman extends congratulations to President Jokowi

23 May, 2019 | Source: Antara News

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a telegram congratulating President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on his re-election as President of the Republic of Indonesia.

"On behalf of the people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I congratulate Joko Widodo on his re-election as President of the Republic of Indonesia. May the people of Indonesia progress and prosper," said the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in a statement released on the website of the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday. 

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also praised the brotherly relations between the two nations and countries.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud noted that he is ready to promote and improve relations between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia in various fields.

The General Election Commission (KPU) has completed the recounting of ballots of simultaneous elections in 2019 on Tuesday (5/21), which was one day earlier than called for on the original schedule, which was May 22.

The Indonesian Election Commission (KPU) announced the results of all 34 provincial recounts and 130 Overseas Election Committees (PPLN).

The vote count shows that the Jokowi-Ma′ruf pair won 85,607,362 votes, or 55.50 percent of the total national vote, while the challenger, the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair earned 68,650,239 votes, or 44.50 percent of the total national votes.

National voter turnout for the 2019 Presidential Election was 199,987,870 voters. While the number of valid votes for the presidential election amounted to 154,257,601 votes.

 

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