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Indonesia elections: Odds are against Prabowo in a legal fight

Former army general Prabowo Subianto may have come up short yet again in his bid for the presidency. But he has made clear that now, more than ever, he will not go down without a fight.

Soon after the April 17 polls closed, Mr Prabowo declared himself the winner, accused the election authorities of blatant fraud and looked to be readying for an all-out fight to overturn the results.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2019, with the headline 'Odds are against Prabowo in a legal fight'. Print Edition | Subscribe