Update: Social media blocked due to Indonesia protests

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 01:55

The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local):1:30 p.m.Indonesia's top security minister says authorities will block access to social media in certain areas amid violent protests in the capital Jakarta by supporters of the losing presidential candidate.A protester ...

Update: Indonesian president says he won re-election

Asia & Pacific 04/18/19, 05:46

The Latest on Indonesia's election (all times local):6 p.m.Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he's the winner of the country's presidential election with preliminary results showing he received 54% of the vote.Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma'ruf ...

Update: Voting ends in Indonesian elections

Asia & Pacific 04/17/19, 01:02

The Latest on Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections (all times local):1 p.m.Voting has ended in Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections, with tens of millions of people casting votes without widespread hitches.Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto casts his ballot during the ...

Indonesians vote in vast democratic exercise

Asia & Pacific 04/16/19, 23:13

Indonesia's elections pit Joko Widodo, the first Indonesian president from outside the Jakarta elite, against Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces general from the era of authoritarian rule under military dictator Suharto.Some facts and figures about Wednesday's elections:___An electoral worker ...

Indonesian voters deciding between moderate and ex-general

Asia & Pacific 04/16/19, 19:38

Voting is underway across Indonesia in presidential and legislative elections Wednesday after a campaign that pitted the moderate incumbent against an ultranationalist former general.The first votes were cast in easternmost provinces after polling booths opened at 7 a.m. followed an ...

Halal ink, giant ballots ready for Indonesian election

Asia & Pacific 04/16/19, 05:41

Nearly 193 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in presidential and legislative elections on Wednesday. President Joko Widodo, the first Indonesian president from outside the Jakarta elite, is competing against Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces general from the era ...

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