Scores of Indonesian Election Staff Die From Fatigue
Ten days after most of Indonesia’s 193 million voters participated in a massive election, officials say 272 poll workers have succumbed to fatigue-related illnesses after spending long hours hand-counting millions of ballots. Another 1,878 were reported to be ill. The April 17 vote, which involved 6 million workers across 810,000 polling stations, was the first time the sprawling island nation opted to hold simultaneous presidential, parliamentary, regional and municipal elections.
When will the results be in? Although exit polls suggest incumbent President Joko Widodo won handily, the official tally of what one expert called the “world’s most complicated election” is due May 22.