The Blank Box’s Stolen Votes
Makassar’s sole mayoral candidate has lost to a blank box on the ballot. There was an attempt to gain votes by falsifying data.
Although scheduled for completion last week on Wednesday, vote recapitulation by the Makassar General Elections Commission (KPU) in South Sulawesi could only be completed last Friday. Vote count was even suspended twice. Sole candidate pair Munafri Arifuddin-Andi Rachmatika Dewi's campaign team protested and insisted that recapitulation be put to a stop after their champion faced defeats in Biringkanaya and Sangkarrang.
Rahman Pina, speaking on b...