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Prabowo decries ‘vote stealing ’

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, June 15, 2019   /  07:20 am
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The Constitutional Court begins on Friday in Jakarta to hear a lawsuit challenging the presidential election result that has granted victory to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The hearing is scheduled to come with a decision by June 28.(JP/Donny Fernando)

The Constitutional Court began on Friday to hear a lawsuit challenging the presidential election result that has granted victory to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Bambang Widjojanto, the chief lawyer of the challenger duo of Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, the plaintiff in the case, said Prabowo demanded that the incumbent’s ticket be disqualified for “systematic, structured and massive fraud” during the campaign period and election process. The camp also demanded revoting in 12 provinces, including Central Java, East Java and Jakarta, the key provinces that the incumbent won in the April 17 election. In the lawsuit, which largely relies on press reports, Prabowo accuses the General Elections Commission (KPU) of irregularities in the election process resulting in Jokowi’s victory. “We believe there was electoral fraud that caused ...