Brings Presidential Election to court, Prabowo-Sandiaga’s legal counsel asks constitutional court to not be “calculator court”

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Sue the 2019 election results. (photo: beritacenter.com)

IO, Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno’s legal team have registered a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court (MK) in regards to the 2019 Presidential Election results. The lawsuit is part of an effort to uphold democracy and the sovereignty of the people.

“I formally submitted the application along with the evidence. Hopefully, this is an important part of our efforts to bring hope and optimism,” said Prabowo-Sandiaga legal team leader Bambang Wijojanto (BW) from Constitutional Court on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, Friday (05/24/2019).

The legal team appointed by Prabowo-Sandiaga totled eight people with former KPK Chairman Bambang Wijojanto being appointed team leader. The remaining team consists of Denny Indrayana, Teuku Nasrullah, Lutfi Yazid, Iwan Satriawan, Iskandar Sonhadji, Dorel Aimir, and Zulfadli.

In this lawsuit, the Prabowo-Sandiaga legal team will argue for the presence of electoral fraud which can be qualified as structural, systematic and massive (TSM).

“There are various arguments submitted there and evidence supports them,” said Bambang.

According to Bambang, the Constitutional Court in its various decisions had decided on various electoral dispute cases, especially in local elections, using the structural, systematic and massive fraud as principle arguments. Therefore, the Prabowo-Sandiaga legal team hoped the Constitutional Court would not only to be a “calculator court” which only cared about the numbers.

The Constitutional Court, said Bambang, must examine the alleged fraud. With the existence of these fraud cases, many have deemed the 2019 Election the worst in Indonesia’s history.

” The Constitutional Court must examine how the fraud has become even worse. And that is why in the public there have been various statements that explain why this has been the worst election in Indonesia since Indonesia’s establishment,” said Bambang.

Using the 1955 elections as the standard, Bambang considers that the most democratic elections occurred during the beginning of Indonesia’s independence. As a result, this lawsuit is important for the future of Indonesian democracy.

“This request is important, not because of who submits it, but the court will be tested whether it is worthy of a court that will leave a legacy and will build a civilization where the people are sovereign for the future. At this time such a request must be paid attention to,” Bambang said. (dsy)