The likely loser in Indonesia’s presidential race made a last-gasp attempt to delay the announcement of the official election results on Tuesday, expected to declare Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the nation’s next leader. Most private tallies show Jokowi beat former special forces chief Prabowo Subianto by about five percentage points. Prabowo has refused […]
Jakarta. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for the losing candidate in the presidential race and his supporters to accept defeat graciously once the official announcement of the results is made on Tuesday, with Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo virtually certain to be declared the winner. “Admitting defeat is noble, congratulating the winner is beautiful,” Yudhoyono […]
For supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, the writing on the wall has been growing clearer by the day. And by Sunday, even his campaign manager, Mahfud M.D., had read enough to throw in the towel.
What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger. If we get through this presidential election relatively unscathed, with the right guy finally installed, then we can say that Indonesia has passed a crucial point in her history and will emerge a better and stronger democracy. Many lessons would have been learned and the majority of the population greatly enlightened by the experience.
Jakarta. Indonesia’s outgoing leader on Monday came within a whisker of telling retired general Prabowo Subianto to admit defeat so that the country’s most bitterly fought leadership contest could be resolved. Prabowo has almost certainly lost the July 9 election but on Sunday cried foul and demanded the General Elections Commission (KPU) investigate vote cheating […]
Indonesia’s election commission is in the final stages of the vote count in a presidential ballot where both candidates claim victory, as police prepare for possible street protests that may spur capital outflows.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono invited presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo with their respective running mates to a fast-breaking gathering at the State Palace, in a move to cool down the heated situation as the national polling commission prepares to announce the vote count results on Tuesday.