Jakarta (ANTARA) - Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and running mate Sandiaga Uno got together at the former's residence, Kertanegara Street, Jakarta, to follow the ruling over the electoral dispute to be announced by the Constitutional Court (MK) here, Thursday.

Secretary General of the Greater Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party Ahmad Muzani and Secretary General of Berkarya Party Priyo Budi Santoso met them on Kertanegara Street to watch the court's proceedings telecast live by national television stations.

Subianto invited leaders of political parties joining the Just and Prosperous Indonesia Coalition to watch the live broadcast at his home.

The political parties of Gerindra, Berkarya, National ,Mandate Party (PAN), an Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) had formed a coalition during the election campaign.

Indonesia had organized simultaneous legislative and presidential elections on April 17, 2019, in which incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Subianto once again went head-to-head.

The MK held hearings on June 14-28, 2019, over a legal suit filed by the losing Subianto-Uno ticket, who challenged the General Elections Commission (KPU)'s vote tally announced on May 22, 2019.

Following the announcement, Incumbent Jokowi declared victory, though Subianto declined the results and, in an all-out attempt to overturn the presidential election results, decided to file a legal suit to challenge the KPU's election results.

The Subianto team also accused systematic, massive, and structured frauds being committed during the presidential election.

The police have stepped up security measures in the Constitutional Court building and adjoining areas, as a protest was staged by people grouped in 10 organizations to demand the court to deliver a just and fair ruling.


Translator: Imam Budilaksono. Fardah
Editor: Suharto
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