The National Mandate Party (PAN) has denied reports that it has parted ways with other political parties supporting Prabowo Subianto’s presidency bid, claiming the coalition was still intact despite Prabowo’s defeat.
Jakarta. The ex-general who lost Indonesia’s closely-fought presidential election will challenge the results in the Constitutional Court, a spokesman said Wednesday, after his team alleged the winner, Joko Widodo, engaged in massive vote fraud. “We are in the process of preparing our challenge to the Constitutional Court,” said Tantowi Yahya, a spokesman for the campaign […]
Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president-elect, has called for a national reconciliation after the election commission crowned him the winner of the July 9 election on Tuesday night, amid drama staged by rival Prabowo Subianto, who had not only rejected the official results during a televised press conference, but also removed himself from the electoral process.
Now that the General Elections Commission has officially named Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s president-elect, all of Indonesia should unite behind him and fight against any attempts to stir conflict among the people and divide the country.
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto upstaged Tuesday night’s announcement confirming his defeat in the election earlier this month by declaring his rejection of the official outcome on the basis of alleged fraud, in a move that poses an unusual precedent for constitutional law.