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Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge election result in court, says lawyer

Published on Jul 23, 2014 12:41 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's losing presidential election candidate, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result in the Constitutional Court, his team's chief lawyer said on Wednesday.

The challenge had been widely expected, but many analysts believe it would be near impossible for Prabowo to overturn the result of the election, seen as among the cleanest in the country's history.

The losers in the previous two presdiential elections also went to the Court to raise objections, but to no avail.

"We have decided to bring this case to the Constitutional Court (within three days)," the head of Prabowo's legal team, Mahendradatta, told reporters.

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto delivers a statement to the media in Jakarta on July 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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