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Evidence for election fraud claims considered vague, weak: KPU

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 18, 2019   /  05:55 pm
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Fight goes on: Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s legal team comprising Bambang Widjojanto (center), Denny Indrayana (left) and Hashim Djojohadikusumo, files an appeal with the Constitutional Court over the presidential election results in Jakarta on Friday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

  Reacting to allegations of fraud that have been leveled against it, the General Elections Commission (KPU) has said that the ticket of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and running mate Sandiaga Uno did not have sufficient evidence to prove claims it had rigged the election in favor of incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Hearings for a lawsuit filed by the Prabowo-Sandiaga camp, which challenged the presidential election result, continued at the Constitutional Court (MK) on Tuesday, with the KPU presenting its response to Prabowo’s petition.  KPU lawyer Ali Nurdin argued before the court’s nine-panel judges that the evidence and arguments were weak and vague. He added that the plaintiff was not able to support its accusations of “structured, systematic and massive” electoral fraud — including vote-r...