Prabowo fights on, but Indonesian court ruling ends legal challenge
By Pan Mohamad Faiz Kusuma Wijaya, The University of Queensland
As many analysts predicted, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court (MK) has rejected losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s challenge to the election result.
Despite the decision, which is final and binding, Prabowo has yet to concede defeat and congratulate Joko Widodo, who is better known as Jokowi, on winning.
Through the State Administrative Court, his legal team is still challenging the legality of the Jakarta governor Jokowi running for the presidency. Probowo’s coalition is also planning to set up a special committee in parliament to question the election process and result.
Whatever he does, though, the Constitutional Court ruling is clear. Prabowo lost. Continue reading