With a legal challenge by his rival defeated, Indonesia`s Joko Widodo has swept away the last barrier to the presidency and an ambitious reform agenda after an unlikely rise from his upbringing in a riverside slum.
Former general Prabowo Subianto accepted the final ruling of the Constitutional Court that has summarily rejected all his allegations that challenged the result of Indonesia`s presidential race, his party coalition spokesman said Thursday.
Indonesia`s highest court unanimously upheld last month`s presidential election result on Thursday, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as the next leader of the world`s third largest democracy.
Indonesian police used tear gas and water cannon Thursday to break up a rally by supporters of the ex-general who lost last month`s presidential election, as a court was set to uphold his opponent`s victory.
The President of the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.
An Indonesian court was Thursday expected to uphold Joko Widodo`s victory in last month`s presidential election, rejecting claims of widespread cheating from his opponent after weeks of political uncertainty in the world`s third-biggest democracy.
A small cruise ship carrying 20 foreign tourists and five Indonesian crew sank on Saturday night as it sailed between Lombok and Komodo islands. Indonesian authorities had said as many as 15 of the tourists were missing overnight.
Indonesian police said those responsible for the killing of an American woman, whose remains were found inside a bloodied suitcase on the resort island of Bali, could face the death penalty if the case is deemed premeditated murder.