Unofficial counts from Indonesia’s presidential election on 14 February suggest a comfortable victory for Prabowo Subianto. Like his political backer, outgoing president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, he brought a populist policy agenda to the table that appealed to Indonesia’s poor voters.
On February 14, 2024, Indonesia held its presidential, national legislative, and regional legislative elections on the same day.
Indonesians in Australia who voted in this week’s presidential elections have expressed scepticism about the provisional results and concerns about the future should the provisional winner, Prabowo Subianto, be officially confirmed as the country’s next president.
Indonesia has seen many faces of Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto over his decades in the public eye – the cheshire grin that accompanies his recent viral dance moves, flashes of his temper in fervent orations and the humiliation when he was dismissed from the military in 1998.
Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesia’s election, as counting continues in world’s largest single-day vote
A former military general once banned from Australia over his human rights record has declared victory in Indonesia’s presidential election, with a preliminary tally showing a landslide win.
The Indonesian and Norwegian governments commenced the funding process based on the performance of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from lowered deforestation rates in the country for the 2019-2020 period.
Fika Juliana Putri, a 19-year-old shopkeeper in East Jakarta, plans to vote in Indonesia’s presidential election next week for a once-feared former special forces commander. She likes him, she says, because he’s cuddly.
Kevin Evans examines some concerning trends regarding corruption in Indonesia.
Presidential Debate: Ganjar Pranowo Pledges to Build Health Facilities in Every Village in Indonesia
Presidential candidate number 3 Ganjar Prabowo promised to build health facilities in every village in Indonesia during the 5th Presidential Debate.
Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao expressed gratitude to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for the strong support extended by Indonesia towards Timor Leste’s bid to join ASEAN, during his first-ever visit to the Bogor Palace.
Tokyo to remove tariffs on processed fishery items, sides to improve banking relations.
Prabowo’s political trajectory is a case study of resilience and reinvention. Throughout his long career he has faced accusations of war crimes, incompetence and even treason – and yet his detractors have never managed to end his political influence.
Presidential candidate Anies Baswedan said that he will not continue the development of Indonesia’s New Capital Nusantara (IKN) if he is elected. Anies’ statement comes as a response to a question from his rival Ganjar Pranowo about whether he agrees with the plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to IKN in East Kalimantan.
The Indonesian word ‘pemuda’, or young person, has a complex meaning and history. Like in other languages and cultures, the term conjures up images of change and vitality. But in Indonesia, it also carries militaristic and masculine connotations which are coloured by the way it was used during the New Order era.
Amid pro-Palestinian marches, however, some Muslims say a fatwa to boycott Israel-linked brands is ‘poorly thought-out’ and turning ‘a political movement into a religious one’.
Police say suspects are members of hardline groups Jemaah Islamiyah and Jamaah Ansharut Daulah.