World’s biggest single-day election to assign Indonesia’s president on Feb 14

A motorcycle taxi driver waits for orders in the business district on Jl. Sudirman (Jakarta, Indonesia) on April 26. (Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

JAKARTA, Feb 8, 2024, Reuters. Indonesia holds what will be the world’s biggest single-day election on Feb. 14, which will also decide who will become president of the world’s third-biggest democracy and its fourth most populous nation, Reuters reported.
Here are some key figures on the election.
– 204.8 million Indonesians are eligible to cast votes
– 4 is the number of presidential elections held in Indonesia’s history
– 20,616 is the number of posts to be decided
– 18 parties are running in the legislative election
– 258,602 candidates are registered
– 17 is the minimum voting age in Indonesia
– 6 is the number of hours polling stations will be open on election day
– 1.7 million Indonesians can vote from overseas
– 115.4 million is the number of registered voters on the island of Java alone
– 94 million is the average number of viewers for each of the first four televised presidential debates
– 580 seats are up for grabs in the lower house of parliament
– 3 is the number of successive attempts at the presidency made by Prabowo Subianto, a candidate in this year’s contest
– 56 candidates with graft convictions are running in the election

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