Joko Widodo and Ma'ruf Amin have been officially determined as the elect president and vice president of Indonesia for the 2019-2024 period by the General Election Commission -KPU. The determination is based on the results of the plenary meeting held by the KPU three days post-verdict over the dispute of the Presidential Election (Pilpres) at the Constitutional Court -MK. The MK rejected all claims filed by the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno pair in the trial of the Presidential Election dispute at the Constitutional Court Building in Jakarta on Thursday (06/27/2019). This verdict was agreed by nine MK judges without any dissenting opinion. Thus, Joko Widodo is going to serve as president for the second time and be installed in October 2019.The determination of Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin as the elect President and Vice President was read by Chairperson of the KPU. Arief Budiman at the KPU Office in Central Jakarta on Sunday (06/30/2019). In reading the determination, Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno who lost in the 2019 Presidential Election were not present and both were represented by member of the Legal Directorate of Prabowo-Sandi’s National Winning Body (BPN), Habiburokhman.The KPU's determination at the same time ended the dispute over the results of the general elections for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates at the Constitutional Court which began on May 23, 2019 until the announcement of Constitutional Court’s verdict on June 27, 2019.Indonesian people deserve to be grateful because the process of the dispute over the results of the general elections for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates has been held safely and peacefully. The security forces have anticipated the possible mass dissatisfaction with the results of the Constitutional Court's verdict by deploying around 47,000 joint personnel in Jakarta ahead of the verdict on the results of the 2019 Presidential Election.
Both Prabowo and Sandi who lost in the dispute hearing could also accept the verdict of the Constitutional Court. In his speech after the Constitutional Court announced the verdict on Thursday (27/06), Prabowo called on his supporters to be heartened, strong, calm, full of noble ideals, and always be peaceful, non-violent, and loyal to the Constitution. Furthermore, he also appealed to his supporters to think of greater interests, namely the integrity of the nation and state.Meanwhile, in his speech shortly after the announcement of the Constitutional Court’s verdict, Joko Widodo called on all Indonesians to reunite, jointly develop Indonesia, advance Indonesia, and no more supporters of candidate pairs 01 and 02. At present, it is Indonesian unity. The supporters of Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin also do not need to show excessive euphoria.Prabowo's willingness to accept the verdict of the Constitutional Court, and Joko Widodo's appeal should be appreciated. This attitude also contributes to the security situation after the Constitutional Court's verdict and the reading of the KPU's determination.Congratulations to the elect President and Vice President of Indonesia! Along with all Indonesian people, happy working to jointly build the country and nation for a better Indonesia ahead!