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Prabowo's Coalition to Hold Discussion after MK's Announcement

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Whisnu Mardiansyah • 25 Juni 2019 18:45
Jakarta: Gerindra Party politician Andre Rosiade has revealed that the future of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's will be discussed after the announcement of presidential election dispute ruling.
 
"Of course we should hold a discussion. I think it will be held after the announcement," he said here on Tuesday.
 
"Pak Prabowo will meet with the leaders of coalition parties. They will talk about the issue," he noted.

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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.
 
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 this year's presidential race.
 
Not long afterwards, presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto expressed his rejection to the KPU's official tabulation result. Few days later, the opposition camp filed a legal challenge over accusations of extensive and systematic fraud in the presidential election.
 
According to KPU, Jokowi gathered 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, his competitor Prabowo collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
 
This year, Jokowi was endorsed by PDIP, Golkar Party, PKB, PPP, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PSI, PKPI and PBB. In the meantime, Prabowo was supported by Gerindra Party, Democratic Party, PKS, PAN and Berkarya Party.
 
The Constitutional Court (MK) is scheduled to announce its ruling on presidential election dispute this Thursday. MK judges initially planned to expedite their verdict on Friday.
 
"Our coalition partners should decide their own future. They should decide whether to stay in the coalition or not," Andre explained.
 
"Let's monitor the announcement from televisions, radios or online websites. We should maintain security and public order," he noted.

 

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