MK Rejects Prabowo-Sandis Lawsuit
Date 27 Juni 2019
(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 Maruf Amin as the winners of the 2019 Presidential Election.
MK argued that processing Prabowos 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 elections 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. (*/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Mia Medyana Bonaedy