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World 17 Apr 2019 | 8:23 PM Premium

Indonesia presidential election unofficial results

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo was leading in the race to run the world's third-largest democracy, based on around 90 percent of samples of votes counted by independent pollsters.

AseanPlus News 22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 PM Premium

Widodo set to be declared winner of Indonesia presidential poll

JAKARTA: Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected Tuesday to be declared the winner of Indonesia's tightest presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule, after his opponent ex-general Prabowo Subianto accused him of cheating.

World 20 Jul 2014 | 9:16 PM Premium

Likely loser in Indonesia presidential election says won't accept result yet

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Indonesian ex-general widely thought to have narrowly lost this month's bitterly contested presidential election will not accept the official result until allegations of cheating are investigated, one of his top aides said on Sunday.

AseanPlus News 07 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM Premium

Jokowi: meteoric rise of a political outsider

JAKARTA: He was raised in a bamboo shack in a riverbank slum on Indonesia's main island of Java. Now Joko Widodo stands a good chance of becoming the country's next president, a remarkable rise for the down-to-earth outsider in a political scene long dominated by aloof dynasties and elites from the era of dictator Suharto.

AseanPlus News 04 Jun 2014 | 4:13 PM Premium

Campaigning kicks off for Indonesian presidential election

JAKARTA, June 4, 2014 (AFP) - Campaigning for Indonesia's July presidential election officially kicked off Wednesday, with favourite Joko Widodo facing a tough challenge from a Suharto-era former general with a chequered human rights record.

AseanPlus News 19 May 2014 | 9:41 PM Premium

Indonesian presidential race tightens after surprise move

JAKARTA: Indonesia's presidential race unexpectedly tightened Monday when the country's second-biggest party shifted its support from frontrunner Joko Widodo and backed a former general competing against him.