Coalition partners of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto have raised the possibility of establishing a special panel in the House of Representatives in order to contest the outcome of Indonesia’s presidential election.
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.
The campaign team of Prabowo Subianto has called on the international community to "withhold from congratulatory statements" to president elect Joko Widodo until the losing presidential candidate takes accusations of electoral fraud to the Constitutional Court.
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 […]
The prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia were the first among world leaders to congratulate Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, who beat rival candidate Prabowo Subianto in the July 9 election.
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.
President-elect Joko Widodo said he’s aiming for a growth pace Indonesia hasn’t seen since before the 1990s Asian financial crisis, a shift that would boost the clout of the world’s fourth most-populous nation.