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Jakarta Post

All eyes to focus on poll dispute hearing

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 13, 2019   /  09:13 am
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Prabowo (center, in black cap and beige top) addresses hundreds of supporters during a mass prayer held on April 19, just two days after the election, at his residence in South Jakarta.(Courtesy of/Prabowo-Sandiaga campaign team)

As the hearing of the presidential election dispute at the Constitutional Court approaches, the plaintiffs, defendants and security forces are gearing for what is to be the resolution to the 2019 election. The General Elections Commission (KPU) sent on Wednesday several trucks to the court, carrying 272 containers of evidence to support its official vote count that led to incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo being declared the winner over challenger Prabowo Subianto. KPU commissioner Hasyim Asy’ari said each of the 34 provincial KPUs had gathered eight containers of evidence, regardless of whether they were disputed in Prabowo’s lawsuit, to show that the poll body was ready to refute all allegations of fraud leveled against it. The submitted evidence included originals and copies of various vote tally ( C1 ) forms and minutes, ranging from the polling...