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“To count ballots took all of up to 270 Indonesians life’

More than 270 Indonesians who have helped in the counting of ballots since the start of the elections on 18 april and died of fatigue, reports BBC News Sunday, based on a conversation with a representative.

Again 1.878 other people would have become ill by the work.

According to a spokesman of the supreme committee for elections KPH had various members of staff nights working in appalling conditions. “That has a considerable impact on the physical condition of them,” said the spokesman.

Indonesia held for the first time the presidential, parliamentary and local elections to save on costs. In total were 193 million voters to the polls.

Both ex-general Prabowo Subianto as the incumbent president Either ‘Jokowi’ Widodo proclaimed himself winner of the elections. The polls show that Widodo 9 percentage points ahead of his challenger.

The official result is expected on may 22.

Improvement: In the article, it was before India called, where, of course, Indonesia had to face. This is adapted.

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