MK Chief Justice Anwar Usman (Photo:ANT/Hafidz Mubarok)
MK Chief Justice Anwar Usman (Photo:ANT/Hafidz Mubarok)

MK Rejects Prabowo-Sandiaga's Election Appeal

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Fachri Audhia Hafiez • 27 Juni 2019 21:44
Jakarta: The Constitutional Court (MK) has decided to reject Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno presidential pair's lawsuit against this year's presidential election result.
 
The ruling was read by MK chief justice Anwar Usman at the MK Building in Central Jakarta on Thursday evening.
 
"We reject the plaintiff's demand in its entirety," the MK chief justice said.

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Indonesia held its first ever simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters elected the president, vice president as well as members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
 
On May 21, the General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level. According to the the agency, incumbent President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin were the winning pair of this year's presidential race.
 
Not long afterwards, Prabowo and Sandiaga expressed their rejection to the KPU's official tabulation results. Few days later, the opposition camp filed a legal challenge over accusations of extensive and systematic fraud in the presidential race.
 
According to KPU, Jokowi and Ma'ruf gathered 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, Prabowo and Sandiaga collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
 
In order to run for president, Jokowi and Ma'ruf were endorsed by PDIP, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PSI, PKPI and PBB. In the meantime, Prabowo and Sandiaga were supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.

 

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