DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Bali Governor candidate Rai Mantra congratulated and sent his best wishes to I Wayan Koster for winning Bali gubernatorial race.
Based on the vote calculated by the internal team of Rai Mantra – Ketut Sudikerta, candidate pair Wayan Koster – Cok Ace won with 57.6 percent of the vote, while Mantra – Kerta reached 42.4 vote.
“We congratulate Koster – Ace, although we have to wait also for the Election Comission’s (KPU) real count results,” Rai Mantra told reporters on Thursday.
Rai Mantra explained that his side must accept the quick count results because it is the choice of the people of Bali.
Meanwhile Made Mudarta, Chairman of the Bali People’s Coalition that supported Mantra – Kerta stated, the level of public participation on the election reached 71 percent.
In real vote, Koster won with over 1 million of votes, while Mantra reached 882 thousand of votes.
“This is the victory of Balinese people, hopefully Bali will be more advanced, peaceful, prosperous,” he said.
Mudarta also invited all volunteers and supporters of Mantra – Kerta to respect the choice of Balinese people.
“Let’s support the elected governor and vice governor. We will also to take some time to meet them and to congratulate them directly after the official KPU’s real counting,” he concluded.