The Constitutional Court building (Photo: Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)
The Constitutional Court building (Photo: Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

MK to Kick Off Presidential Election Dispute Trial Tomorrow

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Fachri Audhia Hafiez • 13 Juni 2019 19:26
Jakarta: The Constitutional Court (MK) is scheduled to hold the first hearing of presidential election dispute on Friday morning.
"It will begin around 09:00 a.m.," MK spokesperson Fajar Laksono said here on Thursday.
According to the MK official, law enforcement agencies have increasedsecurity around the MK building. In addition to that, authorities will close the road in front of the venue.

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Police earlier revealed that protesters cannot hold rallies in front of the MK building. They explained that people can gather at National Monument Square, Arjuna Wiwaha Statue roundabout and other designated areas.
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.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level on May 21. KPU named incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as the winner of the 2019 presidential race.
According to the election agency, Jokowi gathered 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, his rival Prabowo Subianto collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
Not long afterwards, Prabowo expressed his rejection to the KPU's official tabulation result. Few days later, his campaign team filed a legal challenge over accusations of extensive and systematic fraud in the presidential election.
"We think some groups might hold rallies during the trials. But they cannot hold rallies in front of the MK building," National Police chief General Tito Karnavian told journalists earlier today.


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