Constitutional Court Rejects Prabowo-Sandi’s Presidential Election Lawsuit

Constitutional Court Rejects Prabowo-Sandi’s Presidential Election Lawsuit
JAKARTA, LELEMUKU.COM - The Indonesian Constitutional Court or Mahkamah Konsitusi (MK) has rejected a lawsuit filed by Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidate pair Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno on the 2019 Presidential Election’s result.

“(the Court) has adjudicated and decided to reject all the plaintiffs’ claims,” Chief Justice of the MK Anwar Usman said when reading the ruling of the Court, at the Constitutional Court Building, Jakarta, Thursday (27/6).

The decision affirmed the result of national election vote recapitulation of the General Election Commission (KPU) announced on Thursday (21/5) which declared Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidate pair Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin as the winners of the 2019 Presidential Election.

MK argued that processing Prabowo’s claims on alleged structured, systematic and massive electoral fraud is not their authority, but the Elections Supervisory Agency’s (Bawaslu). In the meantime, the authority of MK based on provisions of the laws is on election’s vote-counting dispute.

In addition, MK also explained that the plaintiffs have failed to present proper evidence to support their claims, thus the Court declared the case did not have proper legal standing.

Previously, MK has considered accepting Prabowo-Sandi revised version of their lawsuit which was submitted on 10 June 2019, though Constitutional Court Regulation Number 4 of 2018 stipulated that MK shall not allow plaintiffs of Presidential Election dispute case to revise their file. (Setkab)
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