Indonesia tightens security while court hears election fraud claims hinh anh 1Indonesian soldiers patrol near the constitutional court in Jakarta on Jun 14, 2019, as the court hears a defeated presidential challenger's claim that Indonesia's 2019 election was rigged, allegations that spawned deadly rioting last month. (Photo: AFP)

Jakarta (VNA) – Thousands of armed troops were deployed across Jakarta on June 14 while the Indonesian Constitutional Court was holding a hearing into a petition challenging the 2019 election result.

Rioting protests took place on May 21-22 after the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections.

The final tally showed that the Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin pair secured 85 million votes (55.5 percent), while the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pair garnered 68 million votes (44.5 percent).

Prabowo rejected the results and filed a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court.

On June 14, the court considered related evidence shown by lawyers of Prabowo before deciding that whether the evidence is strong enough to proceed with the case.

National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said 32,000 police officers and soldiers had been deployed across Jakarta in anticipation of any potential for disruption that could interfere with proceedings.

Eight people were killed and over 700 hurt in the riots in prior protests.-VNA
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