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Survey: Indonesia opposition to top legislative polls

JAKARTA: Indonesia's main opposition party is set to win a convincing victory at legislative elections next week, boosted by the nomination of the popular Jakarta governor as their presidential candidate, a poll showed.


Suharto family tests Indonesia political comeback on strongman's legacy

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - It was Indonesia's most ubiquitous smile. Once dubbed the smiling general despite his iron rule of more than three decades, the image of former President Suharto now waves genially from the election campaign poster of one of his daughters.


Nationalism takes centre stage in Indonesia's election campaign

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Dressed in the style of Indonesia's first leader, even using replica 1950s microphones, presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto roared to thousands of supporters at a recent rally in the capital: "Indonesia cannot be bought".


As Indonesia's elections near, disillusioned voters look to the past

KEMUSUK: Painted on the back of trucks and emblazoned across T-shirts, the smiling face of former Indonesian dictator Suharto has become a common sight across Java 16 years after his downfall.


New-style Indonesian leader takes on world's oldest profession

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - She has revamped its parks, kickstarted its port development and given free health and education to its poor. But for Tri Rismaharini, the celebrated mayor of Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, one big challenge remains: shutting down Dolly.


A sedate campaign

THE search for MH370 has turned politics, our great national obsession, into a side-show. Indeed, no one is too concerned with either the Kajang or Balingian by-elections.


Indonesia starts election campaign, voters set to choose radical change

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's raucous election season kicks off on Sunday with the promise of a fresh style of leadership in the world's third largest democracy, whose economic promise has been sapped by rampant graft, confusing policy and weak rule.


Hugely popular Jakarta governor named as Indonesia presidential candidate

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's main opposition PDI-P party named Jakarta governor Joko Widodo as its presidential candidate on Friday, the man widely seen as a shoo-in to be next leader of the world's third-largest democracy.


Jakarta governor heads for Indonesia presidency

JAKARTA: Indonesia's main opposition party nominated the hugely popular governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, as its presidential candidate Friday, setting him up as the leading contender for July elections.


Popular Jakarta governor enters race for Indonesia presidency

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's main opposition PDI-P party on Friday named Jakarta governor Joko Widodo as its presidential candidate, ending months of suspense over whether the man seen as most likely to become leader of the world's third largest democracy would run.