The Second Debate for 2019 Presidential Election in Jakarta - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian political tensions were re-presented after two days’ mass rally around the Jakarta city. Today, the Prabowo Subianto – Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno camp took their lawyers to the Constitutional Court, suing the election resulted which allegedly carried out in a structured, systematic and massive manner by the aparatus.

According to available information, the Subianto – Uno team has prepared four experienced lawyers with a number of achievements and flashy track-records. They are Denny Indrayana, Bambang Widjojanto, Irman Putra Sidin and Rikrik Rizkiayana.

While, Widodo – Ma’ruf Amin camp has prepared dozens of lawyers to ward off a lawsuit against their counterparts from various perspectives on legal matters. Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Chairperson of the Bulan Bintang Party, will lead the group of incumbents directly.

According to Uno, Subianto’ younger brother, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, was appointed to lead the attorney team, who would file a lawsuit at the latest deadline as regulated in the election law, or three days after the announcement by the General Election Commission (GEC).

He said, the lawyers was currently focusing on the preparation of the material for the lawsuit to support the lawsuit because the two previous claims represented by Amien Rais, Hanafi Rais, Dian Fatwa, and the team had been countered by Election Watchdog.

As the head of legal counsel, Subianto – Uno chose Rizkiyana, who was considered experienced, because he was a close friend to Uno and included one of the Joint Team for the Acceleration of Development of the Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan.

Then, Widjojanto is a former deputy chairperson of the anti-graft commission for the period 2011-2015. He has a number of flashy track-records, starting from the leadership of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, founder of a nonprofit organization Kontras, founder of the National Law Reform Consortium, to Indonesian Corruption Watch.

While, Denny Indrayana, is an activist and academic who was once Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights (2011-2014). He was also a Professor of Constitutional Law at Gadjah Mada University (2010-2018).

In addition, he was one of the founders of Indonesian Court Monitoring and the Anti-Corruption Study Center of the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University and became Special Staff of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the fields of Law, Human Rights and Corruption Eradication.

Furthermore, Irman Putra Sidin, is a state legal expert and has been a lawyer for Vice President Jusuf Kalla when filing a judicial review of Article 169 letter n of the Election Law at the Constitutional Court.

On the other side, even the incumbents have prepared ammunition beyond the number of lawyers prepared by their competitors. Besides Mahendra, Widodo-Amin’ lawyers will be filled by four vice presidents, seven members, four experts, and 18 people in the legal material section.

The position of Deputy Chair was filled by four people, three of whom were chairperson of the Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan Party Trimedya Panjaitan, chairman of the Hanura Party Teguh Samudera, chair of the Association of Indonesian Advocates Luhut M. Pangaribuan and Asrul Sani.

Meanwhile, the secretary position was occupied by the Director of Law and Advocacy of Widodo – Amin team Ade Irfan Pulungan with seven members, namely politicians Arteria Dahlan, Hermawi Taslim, and Dini Purwono, Hermawi Taslim, Haro Rajagukguk, Muslim Jaya Butarbutar, Hafzan Tahir, and Muhammad Nur Aris.

In addition, there are four experts, namely Arif Wibowo, Juri Ardiantoro, I Gusti Putu Artha, and Nelson Simanjuntak. Outside the expert team, there was a material preparation team consisting of 18 people.

They are Tanda Perdamaian, Christina Aryani, Mohammad Toha, HM Anwar Rachman, Reginaldo Sultan, Hendra Setiawan, Andi Syafrani, Tangguh Setiawan Sirait, Dewi Kamaratih. Other experts are Rony Pahala, Saud Ronald Pangaribuan, Josep Panjaitan, Lambok Gurning, Tuan Naik Stepen Lukas Saragih, Ardicka Dwiki Saputra, Ignatius Andri, and Eri Hertiawan.

Subianto – Uno’ lawsuit was submitted to address the results of the plenary recapitulation by the Election Commission on May 21, which set the Widodo – Amin pair as winners of the 2019 Presidential Election. The determination was considered unfair because there were indications of fraud, both before and after the election.

In its official announcement, GEC won Widodo-Amin with a vote of 85,607,362 or 55.50 percent of the total valid national vote of 154,257,601 votes. Meanwhile, the number of legitimate votes of the Subianto-Uno pair is only 68,650,239 votes or 44.50 percent of the total national legitimate votes.

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