The European Union has expressed concern over the widespread double-punching of ballots in Monday's presidential election in Indonesia.
The European Union, which deployed hundreds of observers to monitor the election, called the vote a landmark. But the EU said today (Thursday) that it feared the vote may be overshadowed by the high number of double-punched ballots.
Indonesian election officials originally declared such ballots invalid, but are now ordering them to be included in the vote count.
Election officials say President Megawati Sukarnoputri is likely to face her former security advisor in a September run-off election.
With about half the ballots counted, retired General Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has 34 percent of the vote, compared to 26% for President Megawati.
Informtaion for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.