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Top court rejects Indonesian electoral fraud claim

Indonesia's Constitutional Court has unanimously rejected claims of electoral fraud filed by the losers of last month's presidential poll.

world Updated: Aug 12, 2009 16:37 IST

Indonesia's Constitutional Court has unanimously rejected claims of electoral fraud filed by the losers of last month's presidential poll.

Presiding Judge Mohammad Mahfud said on Wednesday the nine justices found "no massive violation in the registration of eligible voters."

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was re-elected July 8 with 61 per cent of the popular vote, more than twice that of his closest rival. Former President Megawati Sukarnoputri was second with 27 per cent followed by outgoing Vice President Jusuf Kalla with 12 per cent.

The lawsuit asserted that 28 million names were incorrectly included in the voting list, which would have been just enough to force a runoff vote. But the court ruled that no proof was presented to support the allegation.