General Election Commission (GEC) challenged Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno' camp to prove the election results through an open plenary meeting of national recapitulation, said an officer today (05/15) - Photo by GEC Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – General Election Commission (GEC) challenged Prabowo Subianto – Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno’ camp to prove the election results through an open plenary meeting of national recapitulation, said an officer today (05/15). This was in response to the opposition claimed who wanted to delegitimize the results of the official calculation of the Commission.

Commissioner of GEC Wahyu Setiawan said that the opposition’ attitude was not in line with their witnesses, who participated in the national recapitulation plenary meeting at the commission office which began from April 25 to May 22.

In addition, the witnesses from number 02 had never compared the data in each province, which was claimed to be different from the results of the GEC’ calculations.

“Its not wise to build a narrative that is fraudulent, but in the plenary meeting the recapitulation actually does not show the data they have,” Setiawan said today (05/15).

The open meeting as he proposed, could be a venue for fighting data for all parties with an interest in the election results. Each witnesses from the candidate pairs and political parties can cross-check the results of the Commission recapitulation with internal data from each camp.

“Building a fraudulent narrative outside the recapitulation plenary meeting is feared to worsen public reasoning. It should only be conveyed at the plenary meeting if there are different data,” he said.

Yesterday, Subianto emphasized rejecting the vote counting that was running at the GEC because he claimed there had been a lot of fraud that was detrimental to his side.

Opposition mentions a number of fraudulent lists during the election, starting from the issue of a fixed fictitious voter list, money politics, the use of officials, ballot papers, and miscalculation on the Commission website.

According to the opposition, the commission’ calculations were dishonest and valid as their internal calculations claimed 54.24 percent or 48,657,483 votes until Tuesday, while Joko Widodo – Ma’uf Amin’ pair received a vote of 44.14 percent.

Looking at the fraud, the opposition faction did not want to bring the dispute over the results of the 2019 presidential election to the Constitutional Court because the institution was considered irrelevant in resolving the election issue.

“I say, most likely we will not take the Court path, because in 2014 we have followed that path. And we see that the Constitutional Court was useless on the issue of presidential elections, it is useless for the Court,” said Fadli Zon in Jakarta on Wednesday.

In the 2014 election, Subianto – Hatta Rajasa’ team had sued the election results because they considered that the determination of the recapitulation of the results of the 2014 presidential election was illegal.

The reason was that the votes of Widodo – Kalla’ were judged to be obtained through methods that were against the law or accompanied by acts of abuse of authority by the commission.

The Constitutional Court at that time rejected all claims filed by the Subiantio – Rajasa camp. Nevertheless, chairperson of parliament Bambang Soesatyo questioned Subianto’ attitude and his success team who rejected the results of the 2019 General Election.

He considered the supporting parties of the two candidates in the 2019 presidential election had achieved maximum results in the legislative elections. He also questioned whether the bearer parties wanted repeated elections, including for legislative elections.

The chairperson warned that there was an official channel if it did not agree with the results of the election, namely the Constitutional Court. He also invited all parties to mature, namely to bring election results cases to the Constitutional Court with evidence.

“If only opinion is formed, all that exists is to produce noise and discomfort for the people,” he said.

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: daniel@theinsiderstories.com