JAKARTA – Just after 9 pm Jakarta time on Tuesday, the world was told that Joko Widodo will be Indonesia’s next president. The official announcement, showing Joko and running mate Jusuf Kalla winning with 53.15 per cent of the vote, tallied closely with projections available since voting day on July 9.
JAKARTA – The loser of Indonesia’s presidential election alleged cheating Wednesday and said he would challenge the results that gave a six-percentage-point victory to former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo.
JAKARTA — Joko Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election on Tuesday evening, after a day of high drama that saw rival candidate Prabowo Subianto reject the counting process, alleging he had been cheated of victory.
JAKARTA – “I’ll see your election victory proclamation, and raise you an unbreakable five-year parliamentary coalition plan.” Unsaid, of course, but that was the implied challenge issued by Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto to his rival Joko Widodo last Monday evening, announcing what he described as a “permanent” amalgam of parties in Indonesia’s incoming parliament – a bloc holding over 60 per cent of seats – which he would effectively lead.
BANDA ACEH – Almost a decade on from the ruinous, deadly 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Banda Aceh is back on its feet.
Last Wednesday, people in the province were on their feet, voting, along with almost 200 million other Indonesians, in the third presidential election held since ousting of dictator Suharto back amid economic collapse back in 1998.
JAKARTA/BANDA ACEH – Late Wednesday night, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held somber-sounding meetings with the two men claiming to have won the right to replace him, after elections held earlier that same day.
The incumbent, who will step down in October and is known by his initials “SBY,” asked the contestants – Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, and Prabowo Subianto, the one-time head of Indonesias’s special forces – to rein in their supporters, pending official election results on July 22.
JAKARTA – Both candidates claimed victory Wednesday in Indonesia’s presidential election, the tightest race since the former Southeast Asian dictatorship made the transition to democratic politics less than two decades ago.
JAKARTA — A stand-off deepened on Wednesday evening in Jakarta with both contestants in a fiercely contested presidential election claiming the right to govern the archipelago of 17,000 islands and its 250 million people.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Almost a decade after a devastating earthquake and tsunami killed 170,000 people in Aceh, voters in Indonesia’s northwestern-most province are gearing up to have their say in today’s presidential election.