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The position of Gibran Rakabuming Raka as the vice presidential candidate for Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has been upheld after the Constitutional Court rejected a challenge to its controversial ruling that paved the way for the son of the term-limited President Joko Widodo to contest the poll despite his relatively young age. The panel of eight justices unanimously dismissed the petition, which argued that the court’s original ruling was unconstitutional. In that ruling, which it handed down on October 16, the Constitutional Court made an exception on the age requirement for candidates who wished to run for president or vice president. The ruling in October cleared a path for Gibran, 36, to run for vice president despite the legal age requirement of 40 years. One of the nine Constitutional Court judges, Anwar Usman, was recused from the latest case, after the court’s ethics body found him guilty of ethical violations in the October ruling. While Usman, who is married to Widodo’s sister, was dismissed as the chief justice of the Constitutional Court, the latest ruling is binding. This has also not stopped growing criticism of the court. Legal experts say the court should have avoided the case from the beginning,…...