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Jakarta Post

Prabowo legal team directs attack at Ma’ruf Amin

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 17, 2019   /  07:22 am
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Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo (center left), his vice presidential candidate Maruf Amin (centre right) and coalition party leaders hold a press conference after the country's general election in Jakarta on April 17, 2019. Jokowi was on track to be re-elected as president of the world's third-biggest democracy on April 17 with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

In a further attempt to overturn the result of the 2019 presidential election, the opposition camp has launched an attack against incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s running mate Ma’ruf Amin, highlighting his current position at state-owned banks in its revised petition to the Constitutional Court. The Election Law stipulates that presidential and vice presidential candidates must resign from any public positions before registering their candidacy. The legal team of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's camp on Tuesday submitted 154 new pieces of evidence, adding to the 51 pieces that they previously submitted. Among the evidence was the fact that Ma’ruf currently holds a position as chair of the Sharia Supervisory Board BNI Syariah and Mandiri Syariah, subsidaries of state-owned banks BNI and Bank Mandiri, respectively.  The head o...