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Jakarta Post

Anies' confidante acting as Prabowo’s lawyer sparks criticism

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 2, 2019   /  02:33 pm
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Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s legal team, consisting of Bambang Widjojanto (center), Denny Indrayana (left) and Hashim Djojohadikusumo, files an appeal with the Constitutional Court over the presidential election results in Jakarta on May 24.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Amid the protests against the 2019 presidential election results that have gone into the legal sphere of the Constitutional Court, a side story involving losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s legal representatives has put a spotlight on members of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan's special staff. Opposition leader Prabowo and his electoral running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have filed a challenge of the final results announced by the General Elections Commission (KPU) with the court, disputing the KPU’s conclusion that incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin pair won the 2019 presidential election. The challenge was launched amid escalating tensions manifested in protests by the pair’s supporters over claims that the election results were marred by fraud. One of Prabowo’s legal representatives who filed the dispute w...