The SADC Election Observation mission to South Africa will on Tuesday meet with the Minister of Police to gain clarity on the issue of security for the upcoming elections.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned that Russia would seek to interfere in elections for decades ahead and vowed that Washington would try to thwart its efforts.
More than 270 election staff in Indonesia have died, mostly due to fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of working, counting millions of ballot papers by hand.
Indonesia’s chief security minister said on Wednesday accusations that the government and security forces conspired with election agencies to conduct systematic fraud during last week’s polls are “baseless” and threatened national security.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as “quick count” results from Wednesday’s election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he had won the popular vote and urged supporters not to let this victory be snatched away.