LIPPO CIKARANG - Current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is currently on the lead in the exit polls held in various locations throughout Indonesia. Almost 180 million Indonesians are allowed to cast their vote today on who they would like to be their president in the coming five years. Earlier opinion polls already showed that Yudhoyono had a big lead over the other two presidential candidates; Megawati Soekarnoputri (former president, followed up by Yudhoyono in 2004) and Jusuf Kalla, the current vice-president.
According to Indonesian television station Metro TV, Yudhoyono can count on a mjyority of the votes, or some 51 per cent. If this majority materializes at the final count held by the General Election Commission KPU, this would mean no second round is needed for the president to be elected.