Jakarta: The Prabowo-Sandi pair's National Winning Body (BPN) is planning to file a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court (MK) against alleged violations and fraud in the 2019 presidential election on Thursday.
"The plan today is to file a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court," said BPN Director of Advocacy and Law, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, in Jakarta on Thursday.
Previously, presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto said his side would take a constitutional path to resolve alleged violations and fraud in the 2019 presidential election.
BPN spokesman Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak said that his side had prepared a lawsuit against the results of the presidential election and would submit it to the Constitutional Court on Thursday (May 23).
He said, to file the lawsuit, the BPN had prepared a team of lawyers led by Rikrik Rizkian.
The team of lawyers consists of Rikrik Rizkian, Bambang Widjojanto, Irman Putra Sidin, and Denny Indrayana.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level on early Tuesday morning. KPU named incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as the winner of the 2019 presidential race.
According to the agency, Jokowi bagged 85,607,362 votes (55.5 percent). On the other hand, Prabowo collected 68,650,239 votes (45.5 percent).
Indonesia held the 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.
In order to run for presidency, Jokowi was endorsed by PDI Perjuangan, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PKPI, PBB and PSI. In the meantime, Prabowo was supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.