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Jakarta Post

Rivals scramble to strike deal

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 27 2019   /  12:16 am
On alert: Police personnel stand guard outside the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta on Wednesday ahead of the court’s ruling announcement of the disputed presidential election result on Thursday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

On alert: Police personnel stand guard outside the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta on Wednesday ahead of the court’s ruling announcement of the disputed presidential election result on Thursday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)As the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the presidential election result looms, representatives from the rival camps are reportedly scrambling to strike a political deal.Gerindra Party chairman and unsuccessful presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, who submitted the legal challenge to the result, returned from a trip to Germany on Wednesday evening, hours before the court is scheduled to rule on the case on Thursday.According to Gerindra executives, Prabowo went abroad for a medical checkup.But sources from two political parties from the government coalition as well as one from the opposition camp said that Prabowo stopped off in Bangkok before returning to Indone...