270 die counting votes by hand In Indonesia: On Sunday, an official said that ten days after the world’s largest single-day elections, more than 270 election workers died, most of which are related to fatigue-related diseases, due to which millions of ballots are counted. For the first time on April 17 elections, the country of 260 million people jointly added presidential vote with national and regional parliamentary, whose purpose was to cut costs.
Polling was largely peaceful and it was estimated that 80 percent of the total 193 million voters voted, whom each had to punch for five ballot papers at more than 800,000 polling booths.
270 die counting votes by hand In Indonesia – World’s Biggest Single Day Election
But organizing eight-hour polling in a country that is more than 5,000 km (3,000 miles) taller than the eastern tip of the West, both proved to be fatal to the Herculean logistics feats and officers, who would count the ballots by hand was.
By Saturday night, 272 election officials had died, mostly from overwork related illnesses, while 1,878 others fell sick, General Election Commission (KPU) spokesman Arief Priyo Susanto said.
The Ministry of Health issued a circular on April 23 in which health facilities were urged to take utmost precautions for the sick election employees, while the Finance Ministry is working on compensation for the families of the deceased.
Due to the rising death, the KPU has fallen into the grip of fire.
According to the report, Ahmad Muzani, vice president of the campaign for opposition presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, said, “KPU is not prudent in handling the workload of employees.”
Prabowo, the independent polluters who had lost in the elections in 2019, had widespread cheating on the basis of accelerated counts, and his campaign claimed that some officers had punched ballots in favor of inconsistent President Joko Viudo. The security minister of Widodo’s said that the charges were unfounded. For further details, you can visit www.indiatimelines.com.
Both candidates have announced the victory, however, Quick Counts said that Widodo won the election by almost 9-10 percent points. The KPU will end the counting of votes and announce the winners of the president and parliamentary elections on May 22.