The government has officially postponed this year’s simultaneous regional elections to December due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as stipulated in the newly signed Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2/2020.
Uncertainty surrounding the end of the COVID-19 outbreak has led to doubts over whether or not the largely expected simultaneous regional elections will go on as scheduled in December this year.
At least two candidates who are expected to run in the upcoming simultaneous reg
Jakarta. Former Indonesian first lady Kristiani Herrawati Yudhoyono passed away on Saturday at the National University Hospital in Singapore, where she had been receiving treatment for late-stage blood cancer in the past four months. She was 66 years old.
Affectionately known as Ibu Ani (Mother Ani), she is survived by her husband, Indonesia's sixth president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, her two children, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono, and four grandchildren.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 40 world leaders and three international organizations have congratulated Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on winning the 17 April presidential election, following the May 21 announcement made by the General Elections Commission (KPU).
KPU's final tally indicated a win for incumbent President Jokowi and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin in the election by garnering 55.5 percent of the votes, outshining Prabowo-Sandi, who had received 44.5 of the votes.
Jakarta. Mustofa Nahrawardaya, a legislative candidate for the opposition Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, was arrested on Sunday for deliberately spreading disinformation.
Chief Comr. Rickynaldo Chairul, head of the cybercrime division at the National Police's Criminal Investigation Agency, said Mustofa spread false information on two separate Twitter accounts about the death of a teenager after a beating by officers of the National Police's Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob) during the May 22 rally in Jakarta.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the winner of the 2019 presidential election early on Tuesday morning, giving the president a second and final term in office.
Jokowi captured 55.5 percent of the vote or over 85 million votes, 17 million more than rival Prabowo Subianto, who received over 68 million votes or 44.5 percent of the vote.
Hundreds of supporters of an opposition presidential candidate marched in Indonesia on Friday (May 10) to protest against what they called election fraud, as the government warned that efforts to cast doubt on the outcome could amount to treason.
The protesters, spurred by unofficial results of last month's election showing that Prabowo Subianto lost to incumbent President Joko Widodo, called for fairness and vigilance in the vote counting process.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Polling Station (TPS) No 1 Head in Adodo Molu Village, Tanimbar Islands District, Maluku, Selvianus Itranbey died of exhaustion while attending his region's Apr 22 plenary meeting on ballot recapitulation following simultaneous legislative and presidential elections. With Itranbey falling victim to exhaustion and overwork, the death toll nationwide reached 92.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia held the world's biggest and most complex single-day vote on April 17, 2019, where 192 million people queued up at some 810 thousand polling stations across its 34 provinces in the country and overseas.