Constitutional Court Rejects Presidential Election Lawsuit

JAKARTA ~

Constitutional Court (MK) rejected the lawsuit of Indonesian Presidential election that proposed by Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa pair. The hearing that was done on Thursday also decided that all claims proposed by the pair cannot be proven.

MK also stated that there was no evidence that the Special Voters List, Additional Final List (DPTb) and Additional Special Voters List (DPKTb) had been tampered with during the July 9, presidential election.

“There is no evidence that the petitionee (the General Election Commission/KPU) or the related party (the Joko Widodo – Jusuf Kalla) or both of them, have mobilized (voters),” MK Judge Ahmad Fadlil Sumadi said when reading the MK legal consideration on the presidential election results dispute at the MK here, Thursday.

The allegation of the petitioner (the Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidate Prabowo – Hatta pair) that the DPKTb in North Sumatra, Riau, Jakarta and East Java carried large lists of voters which could benefit or harm one of the two presidential contestants was unfounded, he said.

“The MK paid attention to the DPKTb across the country but found nothing that could harm or benefit the interest of the two presidential pairs,” he said.

This decision has made the position of Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as the elected President and Vice President stronger.

Meanwhile Chairman of the General Election Commission (KPU), Husni Kamil Manik, received two warnings from the General Election Implementation Honorary Council (DKPP), for violating the code of ethics during the 2014 presidential election.

The first warning was given to Manik because he failed to attend a plenary meeting held to announce the official results of the election.

The second warning was given to Manik and other KPU Commissioners for giving instructions to open the ballot boxes in regions before instructions from the Constitutional Court (MK).

DKPP announced 13 decisions out of 16 cases concerning complaints on non-implementation of rules in the election, Chairman of DKPP, Jimly Asshiddiqie, said.

Outside the MK, seven people were injured during demonstrations at the Horse Statue to protest against the impending decisionin the election result dispute. The majority of the victims were injured when they fell during the stampede after officers sprayed them with water from water cannon.

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