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Indonesia Election

Six die, protests swell as Indonesia plunges into post-election unrest

Demonstrations over the outcome of last month`s presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia`s capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which, according to Jakarta`s governor, six people were killed. The protests followed an announcement before dawn on Tuesday by the election commission confirming that President Joko Widodo had beaten his challenger, former general Prabowo Subianto, in the April 17 poll.

May 22, 2019, 14:11 PM IST

Official count gives President Widodo victory in Indonesian election, opposition claim cheating

An election supervisory agency earlier on Monday dismissed claims of systematic cheating because of a lack of evidence and independent observers and analysts have said the poll was free and fair.

May 21, 2019, 06:33 AM IST

Indonesian ruling coalition leading in unofficial count of parliamentary vote: Pollster

Indonesia held simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday.

Apr 17, 2019, 15:08 PM IST

Indonesia votes for new president, parliament in world`s biggest single-day election

President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last election, in 2014.

Apr 17, 2019, 06:51 AM IST

Indonesia's election: What you need to know

President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto.

Apr 16, 2019, 15:54 PM IST

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election

While most polls have put the president ahead, they could not be taken for granted, a senior government official said. 

Apr 14, 2019, 14:14 PM IST

Indonesian leader`s corruption-mired party to sit out poll

The Indonesian leader`s crisis-hit party said Tuesday it would not formally back either of the contenders running to be president at July elections after failing to field its own candidate.

May 20, 2014, 17:53 PM IST