Jakarta Governor and President-elect Joko Widodo has called on Indonesians to take on the Idul Fitri celebration as a moment to strengthen unity among the people.
President-elect Joko Widodo has again come up with an innovative idea; one that is unheard of in the history of Indonesian politics. Indonesia’s future leader is asking the public to add its two cents in filling out his cabinet, and in the process, revealing the potential nominees.
Indonesia’s losing candidate in this month’s presidential election challenged the official result in the Constitutional Court on Friday.
The campaign team of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto arrived outside Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Friday with a 200-strong army of lawyers in tow in a last-ditch bid to nullify the election result.
The General Elections Commission, or KPU, has announced that Adnan Buyun Nasution will act as its lawyer in the Constitutional Court case should losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto file a challenge.
As the incoming president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, will embark upon a challenging journey as the leader of the fourth-largest nation filled with new hopes and lofty expectations from his people.
Just a week before Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared Indonesia’s president-elect, seven political parties supporting his rival, Prabowo Subianto, declared a so-called permanent coalition, that would bind them politically to the former Army general for the next five years.
Lawyers for Prabowo Subianto, the losing candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election, say they are preparing a raft of evidence to present to the Constitutional Court on Friday as they seek to make the case that the ballot and subsequent vote count was riddled with fraud and manipulation.
Political analysts and supporters of President-Elect Joko Widodo have lashed out at the Democratic Party after several of its top officials backed a call by losing candidate Prabowo Subianto for a legislative inquiry into allegations of systemic fraud in the electoral process.