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Court rejects 58 legislative election petitions

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22, 2019   /   06:42 pm
Court rejects 58 legislative election petitions Security measures: Police personnel stand guard outside the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta ahead of the court’s ruling announcement on the disputed presidential election result recently. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan )
The Constitutional Court has rejected 58 of the 260 petitions filed against April’s legislative election results.

The rejections were submitted by all three panels of the court. Of the 58 rejected petitions, 14 were handled by panel one, 23 by panel two and 21 by panel three.

Additionally, the court chose not to dismiss 80 petitions but would not review them further in the preliminary hearing.

Justice Aswanto said the court would immediately hand down its rulings regarding such petitions in the final hearing in August.

“To those who filed petitions that were neither dismissed nor brought into the preliminary hearing, please await an official summons from the court to a final hearing,” Aswanto said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

Meanwhile, the court has decided to continue reviewing the remaining 122 lawsuits. Of the 122 remaining lawsuits, 48 were handled by panel one, 33 by panel two and 41 by panel three.

Earlier this month, 260 cases, comprising 250 petitions filed by political parties and 10 filed by individual candidates, were registered by the court.

General Elections Commission (KPU) representative Hasyim Asy’ari said in a statement that the preliminary hearing would likely result in three possible outcomes.

The first outcome was to hold a recount of election votes. The second outcome is a final rejection, meaning that the petitioner’s case has not been proven in court. The third outcome is to accept the petitioner’s case, based on the evidence. (rfa)