Category Archive: Presidential Election

Jokowi Moves In

Indonesia’s next president Joko Widodo has confirmed that he will use the State Palace as his official place of residence. “We’ll stay at the State Palace,” Joko said on Saturday after the inauguration… Continue reading

Jokowi President

The Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected in its entirety the lawsuit filed by presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto against the official election result, reaffirming Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s next and seventh president.… Continue reading

KPU tells Prabowo to get lost

The General Elections Commission, or KPU, has declined a demand by presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s camp to delay the announcement of the official vote count, emphasizing that the official results are scheduled to be… Continue reading

Prabowo a threat to democracy

After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday – but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory.… Continue reading

Prabowo promises football, Jokowi focuses on Food

Campaign promises made by presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and rival Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday again demonstrated the sharp contrast between the two. Prabowo was campaigning in East Java, while Jokowi made stops… Continue reading

Joko top of the bill

Latest opinion polls out of Indonesia show the pair of Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla leading the presidential race with 35 per cent of support, as compared to Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa’s… Continue reading

Campaigning kicks off for Indonesia poll

Campaigning for Indonesia’s July presidential election officially kicked off on Wednesday, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record. Widodo, who won… Continue reading