Jakarta: National Police chief General Tito Karnavian has said that the law enforcement will ban mass rallying outside the Constitutional Court (MK) building during the announcement of MK's ruling on presidential election dispute.
"I have instructed the Jakarta Metro Police and the State Intelligence Agency to reject the request," the National Police chief said here on Monday.
"All stakeholders must respect other people's human rights and maintain national unity," he remarked.
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 ruling will be announced on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIB)," MK spokesperson Fajar Laksono told reporters on Monday.