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Prabowo takes poll fight to court

  • Ghina Ghaliya Quddus and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 14, 2019   /  08:31 am
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Fight goes on: Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s legal team comprising Bambang Widjojanto (center), Denny Indrayana (left) and Hashim Djojohadikusumo, files an appeal with the Constitutional Court over the presidential election results in Jakarta on Friday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

In a last-ditch effort to overturn the result of the presidential election in his favor, opposition leader Prabowo Subianto officially challenged on Friday the final vote tally by the General Elections Commission (KPU) — which has placed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the winner — at the Constitutional Court. The legal step taken by the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno candidate pair came amid escalating tension between the two rival camps following street protests by Prabowo supporters that led to rioting in some parts of Jakarta, killing at least eight people and injuring hundreds of others. Read also: ‘It’s provocateurs’: Prabowo camp rejects blame for Jakarta riots Prabowo’s legal representatives led by Bambang Widjojanto and brother Hashim Djojohadikusomo went to the Constitutional Court at 10:37 p.m., less than two hours before the de...