Indonesia's Presidential Election Becomes Trending Topic On Twitter

JAKARTA, July 9 (Bernama) -- Themes related to Indonesia's presidential elections held on Wednesday have become trending topics on social media Twitter, reports Indonesia's Antara news agency.

According to Antara, six out of 10 themes of worldwide trending topics are about Indonesia's presidential election. Among the popular themes or hashtags are #Rama2Celup2Jari, #SudahCoblosPeciPrabowo, #VoteJokowiForPresident, #electionday, #okowiPresident, and #TPS 1.

Some voters have even posted the photos of their inked fingers, proof that they have cast their votes, on Twitter.

Indonesia is among countries with active Twitter users with its people supporting either one of the two presidential candidates.

The election is contested by the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa pair and the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla duo.

According to the General Elections Commission (KPU), a total of 190,307,134 voters have been registered (including 2,038,711 overseas voters), with 486,866 polling stations opened across the archipelago.


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