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Constitutional Court ready to rule on Prabowo's petition

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, June 25, 2019   /  11:10 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)

The courtroom phase of the legal battle surrounding the presidential election result has ended and whether or not losing candidate Prabowo Subianto can overturn incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s reelection victory now awaits the Constitutional Court judges’ ruling. Despite the witnesses and experts called by Prabowo’s legal team to testify in the hearings, however, analysts believe that the chances of success for the challenge are slim as the team appeared to have been unable to substantiate the claims of widespread fraud in April’s election. The nine justices of the court convened in a meeting on Monday to start deliberating the court’s final ruling regarding the petition, which followed a series of hearings that saw the lawyers of the General Elections Commission (KPU) as well as of Jokowi’s legal team rebutting all allegations of fr...