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Jakarta Post

Prabowo coalition in disarray after bruising defeat

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Ghina Ghaliya and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 29, 2019   /  09:48 am
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Prabowo (center, in black cap and beige top) addresses hundreds of supporters during a mass prayer held on April 19, just two days after the election, at his residence in South Jakarta.(Courtesy of/Prabowo-Sandiaga campaign team)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will likely have a stronger grip on the legislative body in his second term in office, with the coalition supporting his defeated rival in the April election officially broken up following a court ruling upholding his reelection. “As the coalition endorsing [Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno] in the April 17 presidential election, our task as the Just and Prosperous Coalition is complete. Starting today, the [coalition] is over,” Gerindra Party secretary-general Ahmad Muzani told a press conference in South Jakarta on Friday. Earlier that same day, leaders of political parties in the opposition gathered in a meeting with Prabowo at his residence on Jl. Kertanegara in South Jakarta to decide the fate of their alliance after the Constitutional Court rejected on Thursday its claims that the presidential election had been rigged in...