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25 July 2014, 10.24am AEST

Audio Q&A: Prabowo’s appeal to the Constitutional Court

International leaders have begun congratulating Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo. But losing candidate Prabowo Subianto is yet to concede defeat.

After a dramatic withdrawal from the vote-counting process hours before the Election Commission (KPU) announced the official result on Tuesday, Prabowo’s legal team announced on Wednesday their plans to challenge the KPU’s decision.

Prabowo claimed there had been a massive, structured and systematic fraud in the election. To establish this before the court, the burden of proof is on Prabowo.

Pan Mohamad Faiz, a PhD candidate in constitutional law, said Prabowo would have “a very hard time to prove before the court” that irregularities in the election rendered the result invalid.

You can listen to Faiz’s explanation below:

Source: The Conversation

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