Prabowo urges supporters to not throng MK during ruling

Prabowo urges supporters to not throng MK during ruling

Police trucks drive past the Arjuna Wijaya Statue to offer security during the announcement of the Constitutional Court's ruling on the presidential election dispute in Jakarta on Thursday (June 27, 2019) (ANTARA/Satyagraha)

We should be calm and cool to respond to whatever (the MK) decides.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has appealed to his supporters to not throng the Constitutional Court (MK) when it delivers a ruling on the presidential election dispute case on Thursday (June 27).

Spokesman for the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair's campaign team, Andre Rosade, remarked that it would be better for the supporters to instead watch the live broadcast of MK's ruling.

"We should remain calm and unperturbed while responding to whatever (the MK) decides," he stated.

Rosade noted that the Subianto-Uno pair's campaign team will wholeheartedly accept the MK's ruling.

The team's spokesman confirmed that Subianto and Uno will watch the televised announcement of MK's ruling at Prabowo's residence on Kertanegara V Street in South Jakarta.

Subianto has invited chiefs of political parties nominating him for presidency to come to his residence when MK's ruling will be announced, he stated.

"The leaders of coalition parties are expected to come and hold a meeting to take a stand on the announcement of MK's ruling," he stated.

The MK is scheduled to give its ruling on the presidential election dispute case on Thursday (June 27) following the convening of the Consultative Meeting of Judges (RPH), MK spokesman Fajar Laksono Soeroso stated.
The MK was earlier set to deliver the ruling on June 28. However, following a consultative meeting on Monday (June 24), the constitutional judges had agreed to announce it on Thursday at 12:30 local time.

The Subianto-Uno pair challenged the General Elections Commission's (KPU's) announcement of the presidential election result in the MK.

The pair accused the commission of having "systematically, structurally, and massively" manipulated the election and increased the incumbent's tally – which stood at 85 million votes against Subianto's 68 million votes – by some 22 million votes. Related news: Supporters of Prabowo-Sandi pair begin to arrive at MK
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