Monday, June 28, 1999 Published at 16:30 GMT 17:30 UK
Indonesia's election officials blame strikes
Voting three weeks ago proved easier than the counting
Election officials in Indonesia say strikes by local officials are partly to blame for the long delay in counting votes in the country's first free elections in more than three decades.
He acknowledged the commission was having trouble transferring money to remote areas.
Nearly a third of the country's electoral districts have still not submitted any results some three weeks after the election.
Golkar is expected to pull back some support as final results arrive from the furthest rural areas of the archipelago, where its support-base is believed to be strongest.
The final result was expected two weeks after the election but it was then pushed back to 8 July. Some opposition politicians are pessimistic it will even be completed by then.
Megawati's presidency bid is also facing obstacles.
Four party leaders agreed on Saturday that many Islamic groups are opposed to a woman becoming president in the world's largest Muslim nation.
For many of the 117 million voters, it was their first free poll after years of rigged elections during the reign of former President Suharto.
Correspondents say that inexperienced election officials have been overwhelmed by complaints of electoral fraud, which means that votes have had to be checked and rechecked.
A total of 48 parties stood in the poll.