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Prabowo stands 'slim chance' of winning petition

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 28, 2019   /  02:35 pm
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Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is seeking to disqualify his rival, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, with a legal petition at the Constitutional Court, but analysts say his legal team is facing an uphill battle to convince the bench to do exactly that. In submitting the petition, Prabowo’s team also filed 51 pieces of evidence that they said proved the Jokowi camp committed “systemic, structured and massive” fraud resulting in a Prabowo loss. “The 51 pieces of evidence consist of some documents and testimonies. There are fact witnesses and expert witnesses,” Prabowo team lawyer Bambang Widjojanto, a former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner, said on Friday night. However, some experts said they doubt the petition would be successful, expressing skepticism that the evidence would be convincing enough to overturn J...