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The Constitutional Court Announces Election Cases on Thursday

The verdict on 2019 Presidential Election disputed between Joko Widodo - Ma'ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno pair will determined by the Constitutional Court on Thursday (06/27) - Photo by GEC Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The verdict on 2019 Presidential Election disputed between Joko Widodo – Ma’ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno pair will determined by the Constitutional Court on Thursday, said the spokesman yesterday.

“Right, the verdict reading session was advanced on Thursday. There is no specific reason why the schedule was accelerated,” Fajar Laksono Soeroso told reporters on Monday (06/24).

Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Subianto-Uno’ legal team, Bambang Widjojanto again delivered a number of fact witnesses and experts has been presented at the court which giving testimony corroborates allegations of election fraud.

“I hope the Constitutional Court judges will not turn a blind eye to the arguments of the Opposition witnesses,” he said at the same day.

Furthermore, the National Winning team spokesperson, Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak added that the Constitutional Court as an institution trusted by the public should be able to strengthen the legitimacy of the election. He hoped that the court will pay attention to the facts that there are fraudulent agreements.

“For us, the opposition, as a principal, there are facts about structured, systematic and massive fraudulent agreements,” said the spokesman.

While, commissioner of the Indonesian General Election Commission (GEC), Viryan Aziz, said that whatever the panel judges’ decision would later be accepted and carried out. He believed that the Court will also see the answers submitted by the respondent.

“For us, we have provided detailed, complete answers,” he ended.

Subianto – Uno’ lawyer team accused Widodo – Amin has abuse power, misuse State Budget, use apparatus and state-owned enterprises also law to win the 2019 presidential election.

Based on the lawsuit read by Wijodjanto and other lawyers, the opposition camp urged the judges to grant all requests and avoid the presidential election resulted by GEC decision on May 21.

Then, the lawyers asked the panel of judges to declare Subianto – Uno as the winner of the presidential election by winning 52 percent national votes and Widodo – Amin 48 percent or establish the pair elected as president and vice president in 2019.

Furthermore, Widjojanto asked the court to convicted of election fraud by Widodo – Amin, canceling the results of presidential election or re-election in Indonesia and audit counting system of GEC.

President Widodo itself commented he will respect the legal process at the court and followed the process until end of June. He also plan to announce his new cabinet team after the trial hearing.

Previously on May 21, the GEC announced Widodo – Amin pair has won the 2019 president election. According to the agency the incumbent polled 55.50 percent of the total national votes against 44.50 percent for their challenger, Subianto – Uno.

GEC reported Widodo – Amin won with over 85 million of the total 154 million votes cast in the world’s third-largest democracy. There was no immediate reaction from him or his campaign team.

Of the total 34 provinces, the pair won in 21 provinces and the opposition won in 13 provinces. Widodo-Amin earned 85,036,828 votes, Subianto-Uno won 68,442,493 votes. The difference between the two reached 16,594,335 votes.

While, the opposition won in Bengkulu, South Kalimantan, North Maluku, Jambi, South Sumatra, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sumatra, Banten, Aceh, NTB, West Java, South Sulawesi, and Riau provinces.

Witnesses for Subianto‘ campaign team and the leading opposition party refused to sign and validate the official results, which were announced more than a day earlier than expected after the GEC worked into the early hours of Tuesday to finish the vote count.

“This is a moral monument that we never give up to fight injustice, to fight fraud, to fight arbitrariness, to fight lies, and to fight any action that will harm democracy,” said Azis Subekti, a witness from opposition’ campaign team.

Written by Willy Matrona, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com