Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - Chairman of the Democratic Party (PD), Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, emphasized the need for reconciliation among community members following the Constitutional Court's (MK) ruling on the presidential election dispute on Monday.

Speaking to journalists in Bogor District, West Java, he observed that Indonesia, as a large country, needs collaborative development involving all elements of society.

Therefore, promoting national reconciliation stands as the best option after the MK ruling, he added.

The pro-government party leader, better known as AHY, is currently serving as the Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister and head of the National Land Agency (BPN).

"I hope, and I appeal to all of us, to unite our hearts and minds for the next five years as Indonesia faces challenging times," he said.

Reconciliation can help the nation address its socio-political and economic issues, he stated.

"Whatever good things we have had can be maintained and sustained. Instead, we, together, improve the things that, we think, are not yet good," he added.

Earlier, the MK ruled against the legal challenges filed by Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar and Ganjar Pranowo-Mahfud MD against Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who secured victory in the recent presidential election.

The verdict on the election dispute was delivered by Chief Justice Suhartoyo during a hearing at the MK Chamber in Jakarta on Monday.

The two camps filed separate election petitions challenging the results, and the MK justices read out the verdict rejecting the legal challenges in succession at the same hearing.

The court ruled that Anies-Muhaimin's and Ganjar-Mahfud's challenges to the election results, seeking to annul Prabowo and Gibran's victory, were not legally reasonable.

While five out of the eight justices ruled against the challenges, three justices—Saldi Isra, Enny Nurbaningsih, and Arief Hidayat—offered dissenting opinions.

With the verdict delivered, Prabowo and his running mate, Gibran, will now await their official inauguration, scheduled for October 20.

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