Indonesia awaits ruling on Prabowo's election fraud claim

Barbed wires outside Indonesia's Constitutional Court in Jakarta. The court's panel of nine judges is expected to rule on Friday in Mr Prabowo Subianto's suit claiming that the April 17 presidential election was rigged.
Barbed wires outside Indonesia's Constitutional Court in Jakarta. The court's panel of nine judges is expected to rule on Friday in Mr Prabowo Subianto's suit claiming that the April 17 presidential election was rigged.PHOTO: REUTERS

Drama, intrigue and a fast-paced barrage of information - all were present throughout last week's four-day hearing into former army general Prabowo Subianto's legal suit claiming that the April 17 presidential election was rigged.

Today, the Constitutional Court begins deliberating on the case with a ruling expected on Friday, a binding decision that many Indonesians hope will bring an end to months of political uncertainty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2019, with the headline 'Indonesia awaits ruling on Prabowo's election fraud claim'. Print Edition | Subscribe