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Constitutional Court yet to receive report over presidential election

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 23, 2019   /  10:02 pm
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Officials get ready in the 2019 election dispute room at the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. Presidential and legislative candidates have three days, starting from Tuesday, the day the General Elections Commission announced the final tally, to challenge the results in court.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Several political parties have filed lawsuits over the recent general election since the Constitutional Court opened the window for submissions, but none of the reports received so far is related to the presidential election. “The deadline for the submission of [reports in] legislative election disputes is 1:46 a.m. on Friday, while the deadline for [filing suits related to the] presidential election is Friday [until midnight],” court spokesman Fajar Laksono said on Thursday. The court has been open for the submission of lawsuits related to the presidential election result since Thursday and for the legislative elections since Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, the court had only received 10 lawsuits related to legislative elections filed by several parties – the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the National Awakening Party (PKB), the Hanura Party, the Democra...