Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 23:04

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 ...

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 shouts slogans as he is seen through the shield of ...

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

Asia & Pacific 05/21/19, 21:38

Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday after the release of official election results.The situation turned violent late Tuesday when protesters tried to force their way into the offices of the election ...

Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 20:42

The official count from last month's Indonesian presidential election shows President Joko Widodo won 55.5% of the vote, the Election Commission said Tuesday, securing him a second term.The formal result from the April 17 election was almost the same as the preliminary "quick count" results drawn from a sample of ...

Indonesia’s Widodo declares victory in presidential election

Asia & Pacific 04/18/19, 06:16

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory.Widodo, after meeting with parties in his coalition, told reporters that about 20 leaders of ...

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 Amin wave to journalists after a press conference in Jakarta, ...

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 presidential election at a polling station in Bogor, Indonesia, Wednesday, ...

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 shows a legislative ballot to a voter during the election ...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

Asia & Pacific 04/16/19, 22:56

Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furniture exporter and heavy metal fan who had a meteoric rise in Indonesian politics, chose a conservative Muslim cleric as his vice presidential candidate. Subianto's running ...

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 hour later by central regions such as Bali and then ...

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 of authoritarian rule under military dictator Suharto.Some election facts and ...

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