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World 09 Apr 2014 | 9:20 PM Premium

Indonesia election count suggests tougher ride for presidential hopeful Jokowi

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's likely next leader may have a bumpier-than-expected route to the presidential palace after early counting in Wednesday's parliamentary vote suggested his party will have to cut a deal with other parties to get him there in a July poll.

Ceritalah 10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

And the work begins for Jokowi

The Indonesian elections seem to have thrown up a winner, but not a clear winner. PDI-P has secured victory but its leader Joko Widodo has to show that he’s his own man before he can eye the presidency.

World 10 Apr 2014 | 6:15 PM Premium

After Indonesia's surprise election, top party hunts for friends

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is set for a period of political uncertainty after an unconvincing election win by the main opposition party which will likely force it to find allies to back its candidate in a July vote for president of Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

World 13 Apr 2014 | 2:05 PM Premium

Indonesian parties in pact, clear way for top presidential candidate

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A small Indonesian political party has struck a deal with the main opposition party, clearing the way for its popular presidential candidate to run for the top job in July, a senior official of the smaller party said on Sunday.

World 18 Apr 2014 | 7:31 PM Premium

Indonesia's ex-general Prabowo edges closer to presidential race

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former general Prabowo Subianto, who has struggled to shake off accusations of human rights abuses, received the backing of Indonesia's oldest Islamic party on Friday, bringing him close to being able to run in the July 9 presidential election.

Behind The Headlines 20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Indonesian politics as spectator sport

From legislative elections to a looming presidential election, Indonesia’s lively political experience holds interesting lessons for the rest of the region.

World 22 Apr 2014 | 5:21 PM Premium

Indonesian political sniping offers presidential hopeful Jokowi some help

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo looks to be getting some extra help from the bickering that threatens to undermine his chief rivals to become the next leader of the world's third biggest democracy.

AseanPlus News 26 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Indonesia's PDI-P may endorse Kalla as candidate for presidency

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) will announce the running mate of its presidential nominee, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, within a few days, with former vice-president Jusuf Kalla said to be the most likely candidate.

World 10 May 2014 | 5:05 AM Premium

Indonesian opposition party wins election, eyes coalition for Jokowi

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Final results from Indonesia's legislative election confirmed on Friday that the main opposition party had won, but failed to secure enough votes to put forward its presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo without a coalition.

World 10 May 2014 | 9:21 PM Premium

Indonesia's most popular Islamic party backs Jokowi for president

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's most popular Islamic party on Saturday announced its support for presidential frontrunner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in his bid for the top job in July, the third party in his growing coalition.