Prabowo Subianto Urges Supporters to Refrain from Protests Ahead of Indonesia's Constitutional Court Ruling

Prabowo calls for unity as Indonesia awaits Constitutional Court's ruling on disputed 2024 election, highlighting commitment to democracy and rule of law.

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Prabowo Subianto Urges Supporters to Refrain from Protests Ahead of Indonesia's Constitutional Court Ruling

Prabowo Subianto Urges Supporters to Refrain from Protests Ahead of Indonesia's Constitutional Court Ruling

Prabowo Subianto, the president-elect of Indonesia, has ordered his supporters not to hold street protests ahead of the Constitutional Court's ruling on the 2024 presidential election dispute. The court is set to announce its verdict on Monday, April 22, 2024, with defeated candidates Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo challenging the election result and demanding a revote.

Prabowo emphasized the importance of maintaining national unity and harmony, calling for his supporters to trust the court's decision, regardless of the outcome. Idrus Marham, a representative of the Prabowo-Gibran coalition, reiterated this call, stressing the need for trust in the court's independence and the significance of unity during this process.

The police have alerted 7,783 personnel to secure the area around the Constitutional Court building, where the ruling will be announced. They have urged the public to respect the court's independence and the rule of law.

Why this matters: The Constitutional Court's decision on the 2024 presidential election dispute will have significant implications for Indonesia's political stability and democratic process. As the country awaits the final verdict, Prabowo's call for unity and respect for the court's independence demonstrates his commitment to maintaining peace and upholding the rule of law.

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has also called for national unity and respect for the court's independence, emphasizing the importance of preserving the country's achievements. The court's proceedings have been open to public participation, and its ruling is expected to confirm Prabowo's victory, which he secured with 58% of the vote. The plaintiffs have failed to convincingly prove allegations of widespread voter fraud or legal violations in Gibran Rakabuming Raka's candidacy as Prabowo's running mate.

Bayu Dwi Anggono, the dean of the Jember University Law Faculty, expressed appreciation for the parties' decision to settle the dispute through the Constitutional Court, seeing it as a sign of trust in the court's independence and the rule of law in Indonesia. "The court must address all the arguments and legal facts presented by the applicants, as this will be a test of Indonesia's maturity as a rule of law</

Key Takeaways

  • Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia's president-elect, calls for unity ahead of court ruling.
  • Constitutional Court to decide on 2024 election dispute between Prabowo, Baswedan, and Pranowo.
  • Police deploy 7,783 personnel to secure court building for ruling announcement.
  • Vice President Amin urges respect for court's independence and democratic process.
  • Court's decision seen as a test of Indonesia's rule of law maturity.