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Policies take a back seat as key figures become focus in polls

Jakarta: Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on the leading presidential hopeful, Joko Widodo, to address public concerns about his ability to lead if elected.

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Indonesia's legislative elections by the numbers

INDONESIANS vote in the country’s fourth legislative elections since the downfall of dictator Suharto in 1998, with the main opposition tipped for a big win.

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Indonesian vote to set governor on course for presidency

JAKARTA: Indonesians vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to set popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a fresh face in a country dominated by an ageing elite from the Suharto era, on course to become president in July.

Business News

Hats off to Indonesia

NEXT week, on the 9th, Indonesians go to the polls to elect 560 members of the House of Representatives (as well as 132 to the Regional Representatives Council, which has also to approve matters of regional interest) from among 6,680 candidates.

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Indonesia's PDI-P set to win

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.

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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.

World

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.

World

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".

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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.

World

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.