8:57 am July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
After winning Indonesia’s closest ever presidential election, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo now faces what could be his toughest battle yet — winning over his own party.
11:56 am July 10, 2014 | No Comment
Parliamentary watchdogs have lashed out at political parties supporting presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over a move that will deny the party of rival Joko Widodo the leadership of the next House of Representatives. “The recent talks that took place at the House were petty and rushed, and were not based on sound arguments,” Roy Salam, […]
1:11 pm October 31, 2013 | No Comment
A senior member of the Indonesian Democracy Party of Struggle (PDI-P) said on Thursday that the party held no objection to nominating Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as a presidential candidate in the 2014 national election.
8:55 am October 17, 2013 | No Comment
Puan Maharani, a senior member of the country’s main opposition party, has warned the group’s regional treasurers to manage campaign funds carefully, saying that any accounting discrepancy could disqualify the party from next year’s legislative and presidential polls. “Let’s say we win [the election]. When our finances are audited and the figures don’t match, the […]
9:22 am May 29, 2013 | 24 Comments
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo’s chances of snaring the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle nomination for next year’s presidential election were given a boost on Tuesday when a senior party official said he would be a contender if he proved his ability as leader of the capital city. The comments from Puan Maharani, the head of […]
1:00 am May 24, 2013 | 3 Comments
Of Indonesia’s three biggest political parties, the Golkar Party has already named its presidential candidate for next year’s election, while the Democratic Party is set to hold a convention next month to vet possible contenders. Smaller players are also busy touting their own candidates’ prospects, as is the case with the Great Indonesia Movement […]
4:07 pm May 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
Jayapura & Sorong. The Indonesian government’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the integration of Papua on Wednesday was overshadowed by pro-independence flags being raised across the region and reports of a deadly shooting of separatist activists by police. Police allegedly killed two activists and arrested six others after reporters witnessed them raising the Free […]