Indonesia opposition candidate challenges poll result in court | The Daily Star
10:40 AM, May 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:47 AM, May 25, 2019

Indonesia opposition candidate challenges poll result in court

Indonesia presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on Friday lodged a challenge to the result of the April 17 election in the Constitutional Court after complaining that the vote won by President Joko Widodo was rigged.

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“I now officially hand over our appeal and our list of evidence”, said Bambang Widjojanto, a lawyer representing the challenger, while handing over a thick dossier to court officials. He said he hoped the move would “be a part of realising a democratic nation that is based on the rule of law”.

The election agency has said there was no evidence of systematic cheating and independent observers have said the poll was free and fair.

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