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Scirj Volume IV, Issue III, March 2016 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

The Future of Indonesian Democracy: How the Constitutional Court Settled the 2014 Presidential Election Dispute?

Dr. Andi Muhammad Asrun

Abstract: The 2014 general election resulted Joko Widodo, or popularly known as Jokowi, elected as the country’s seventh president and Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, or shortly called as JK, as the vice president was claimed by Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa “full of fraud, intimidation, and money politics.” In fact some experts worry that Indonesia's endemic corruption could affect that decision. This paper based on literatures and other qualitative secondary data and information aims at discussing how the Constitutional Court settled the 2014 Presidential Election dispute. It found that the Constitutional Court made a decision by the nine judges unanimously rejected the lawsuit camp Subianto-Hatta at a hearing on August 21, 2014. The Constitutional Court argues Subianto-Rajasa cannot prove its claim in the trial. The judges of the Constitutional Court concluded there was no evidence to suggest the existence of a systematic and structured efforts that affect the results of presidential elections and representative to favor one candidate. Although the Constitutional Court recognizes the existence of evidence that indicates irregularities such issues voters list. There are at least four main reasons the Constitutional Court rejected the lawsuit Prabowo-Hatta. The first is that the results of Vote Count Recapitulation which according to the Petitioner should mate Prabowo-Hatta obtain superior sound of Jokowi-JK according to the Court is not proven. Secondly, the Constitutional Court recognizes that the Voters List Supplement was not contained in Act 42 of 2008 concerning the Presidential Election, but the Voters List Supplement was already a Commission Regulation in force since 2009 up until now has not been revoked by the Commission and has not been canceled by the Constitutional Court, so that the use of the Voters List Supplement can be said to be contrary to law or laws that exist.

Reference this Paper: The Future of Indonesian Democracy: How the Constitutional Court Settled the 2014 Presidential Election Dispute? by Dr. Andi Muhammad Asrun published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume IV, Issue III, March 2016 Edition, Page 8-16 ".

Search Terms: The 2014 Presidential election, Constitutional Court, dispute, political parties, the National Election Committee.

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