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Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to file a court challenge to the result as calm returned to the capital Jakarta following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.

The campaign team of former general Prabowo Subianto has said it will file a challenge to the Constitutional Court on Thursday.

Six people died in rioting that started Tuesday night after official results confirmed President Joko Widodo had won 55.5% of the vote in the April 17 election, securing him a second term.

Supporters of the losing presidential candidate walk under a giant Indonesia national flag in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after a number of people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. (AP PhotoAchmad Ibrahim)

Subianto has refused to accept the result, instead declaring himself the winner and alleging massive fraud.

The election supervisory agency earlier this week rejected Subianto's complaint about the election's integrity after the only evidence of fraud provided by his team was links to online articles.

Supporters of the losing presidential candidate take cover with police shields as fireworks explode during clashes with police Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after a number of people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. (AP PhotoAchmad Ibrahim)

Fire crackers explode near supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during clashes with the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. (AP PhotoDita Alangkara)

Police officers fire warning shots to disperse supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a clash in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after a number of people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. (AP PhotoAchmad Ibrahim)

Supporters of the losing presidential candidate use fireworks toward police Wednesday, May 22, 2019. in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after a number of people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. (AP PhotoAchmad Ibrahim)

Supporters of the losing presidential candidate stand near a fire during clashes with police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after a number of people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. (AP PhotoAchmad Ibrahim)

Supporters of the losing presidential candidate take cover with police shields as fireworks explode during clashes with police Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after a number of people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. (AP PhotoAchmad Ibrahim)