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Jakarta Post

Case closed for Prabowo

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Karina Tehusijarana and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 28, 2019   /  08:11 am
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Facepalm: Lawyers of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, Denny Indrayana (left) and Bambang Widjojanto, attend a hearing over the presidential election dispute at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Constitutional Court slammed shut on Thursday the last chance for presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto to overturn April’s election result, which saw victory handed to incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.  After almost two weeks of examination, the bench of nine justices rejected in its entirety Prabowo’s legal challenge, saying that the arguments in his petition lacked evidence.   “The court rejects all of the plaintiffs’ claims,” Chief Justice Anwar Usman stated after the panel of nine justices had spent almost eight hours reading out their ruling. Anwar added that the decision was final and that the decision had been unanimously signed by all justices on the panel.
The court’s decision upholds the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) final vote tally, which declared incumbent Jokowi and ru...