COURT RULED OUT PETITION ON TALAUD ELECTION CASE
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The Constitutional Court stated that the objection claims on the Decree of Talaud Islands Election Commission No. 37/2008 about the Announcement of Elected Candidate based on Vote Recapitulation Result on Talaud Islands Election 2008 dated November 3, 2008, filed by Ramon Amiman and Martin  L. Maabuat, was rejected entirely. That was stated in the decision announcement trial for case 39/PHPU.D-VI/2008 lead by the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Moh. Mahfud MD, Monday (1/12), in the Court s Plenary Room.

Candidate No. 2 of the Talaud Islands Election considered that the recapitulation made by the Talaud Regional Election Commission (Petitionee) was not right. Ramon Amiman and Martin  L. Maabuat pair, in the Commission decision, got 15,458 votes, meanwhile Candidate pair Elly Engelbert Lasut and Constantine Ganggali achieved 31,907 votes (in the first place). The 16,449 votes difference, according to Ramon was due to the marking up of the number of votes.

Responding to that claim, the Constitutional Court considered the Petitioner fail to prove their argument. ”Considering, after the Court examined the evidences submitted by the Petitioner, witnesses information, letters, also legal facts found during the trials, it is clear that the Petitioner fails to prove the argument of their claim,” explained Constitutional Justice M. Akil Mochtar as he read the Consideration for the Court s Decision.

Therefore, the Decision of Talaud Islands Election Commission No. 37/2008 about the Announcement of Elected Candidate for Talaud Islands Regent and Vice dated November 3, 2008 was legal before the law. (Luthfi Widagdo Eddyono)

Photo: Doc. MK PR/Ardli N

Translated by Yogi Djatnika / MK


Monday, December 01, 2008 | 17:04 WIB 170