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Jakarta Post

Constitutional Court grills Prabowo's witnesses

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 20, 2019   /  10:11 am
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Mountains of evidence: Members of presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto–Sandiaga Uno‘s national campaign team organize documents it will use as evidence during hearing sessions of its legal lawsuit against the presidential election result at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta on Wednesday. The Prabowo–Sandi legal team withdrew 94 boxes of evidence it had previously submitted for the lawsuit. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Losing candidate Prabowo Subianto found his camp in hot water during the presidential election dispute hearing on Wednesday, as the Constitutional Court’s justices grilled his legal team and witnesses over their claims of widespread electoral fraud in the election. The justices even questioned the whereabouts of evidence necessary for the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno pair to prove its claim that there had been an incorrect final voter list (DPT), which the ticket alleged had inflated the number of votes gained by incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his vice presidential candidate Ma’ruf Amin. Prabowo’s legal team presented a total of 14 witnesses and experts during an hours-long hearing session to strengthen what experts dubbed a seemingly weak lawsuit — the camp’s last-ditch effort to overturn Jokowi’s reelection victory. Various...