Prabowo Subianto

Confirmed: Indonesia's Jokowi wins second term

Indonesia's Joko Widodo won another term as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, official results showed Tuesday, after his rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general, alleged widespread cheating.

The elections commission was expected to announce the final tally of the 17 April poll on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation of 260 million.

21 May 2019

Sandiaga Uno wants to work with Jokowi

One of Joko Widodo’s top political opponents said he’s open to working with the Indonesia president following a disputed election this month, raising hopes for a peaceful outcome.

Sandiaga Uno, the vice-presidential pick of challenger Prabowo Subianto, said in an interview he would put national interest first no matter what the outcome of the 17 April election.

29 April 2019

Indonesia: A country divided

A week after Indonesia’s election, the nation remains deeply divided with both candidates continuing to claim victory, prompting the authorities to warn against public displays of discord.

25 April 2019

Danger ahead for Indonesia?

While vote counting continues for Indonesia’s recently concluded election, reports have come out that incumbent, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo already enjoys a comfortable lead over former general and rival, Prabowo Subianto, at least according to the unofficial results. 

19 April 2019

Prabowo refuses to accept defeat

Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy as unofficial results put him in a comfortable lead over firebrand ex-general Prabowo Subianto after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago.

18 April 2019

Showdown in Indonesia

Indonesia kicked off one of the world's biggest one-day elections today, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead the Muslim-majority nation.

17 April 2019

Big fight in Jakarta

Tomorrow, Indonesian’s will go to the ballot box. For the first time in the country's history, the president, vice president, and members of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), will be elected on the same day with over 190 million eligible voters. 16 parties will be participating in the elections nationally, with four participating for the first time.

16 April 2019

Islam and Indonesia’s election

Indonesia’s election has its heavy-metal-fan president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo – widely perceived as a moderate Muslim – in one corner and Prabowo Subianto, a former lieutenant general, in the other. This is the second time they will go head to head since 2014 when Prabowo held the support of the conservative Muslims in the country.

But something integral has changed this time around.

16 April 2019

Halal ink: Muslim-majority Indonesia set for polls

Dipping their fingers in halal (permissible or lawful in traditional Islamic law) ink to prevent double voting, Indonesians will cast their ballots Wednesday in a bitterly contested presidential election, with the main rival to incumbent Joko Widodo already threatening to challenge the result over voter-fraud claims.

16 April 2019

Indonesia election: Heavy metal versus the general

Indonesia's heavy metal-loving leader Joko Widodo faces off against ex-military general Prabowo Subianto in the race to lead the world's third-biggest democracy Wednesday, a re-run of the 2014 election contest narrowly won by Widodo.

15 April 2019