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Court gears up for legislative election dispute

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, July 3, 2019   /  11:36 am
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The nine justices on the bench of the Constitutional Court lead a hearing in the recent legal battle over the 2019 presidential election.(JP/Donny Fernando)

With the legal dispute surrounding the presidential election recently wrapped up, the Constitutional Court justices are now gearing up to handle hundreds of lawsuits on legislative elections filed across the country’s 34 provinces. A total of 260 cases, comprising 250 petitions filed by political parties and ten filed by individual candidates, have been registered by the court as of Monday and are ready to be brought up for pretrial hearings next week. The nine justices of the court have been divided into three panels — each comprising three members — who are scheduled to hold the pretrial hearings from July 9 to 12, followed by the full sessions that will take place from July 15 to 30, according to court spokesperson Fajar Laksono. The court is set to hand down its rulings in the disputes from Aug. 6 to 9, which is within the 30-day window since the pretri...