» 05/14/2014, 00.00
As Islamists cast their shadow, Jokowi still leads in Indonesia's presidential election
Popular among voters, Jakarta's outgoing governor remains the one to beat in July. Uncertainty about his failure to choose a running mate could weigh on the campaign though. In his first attack, Jokowi's main opponent Subianto calls him a "political puppet" in the hands of former President Megawati.
Defeated candidate set to appeal to Indonesia's Constitutional Court
Former general Prabowo Subianto is getting ready to challenge the results within three days. According to members of his staff, the vote was rigged in at least 5,000 polling stations. For analysts and experts, the vote will not be overturned because the gap between the two is too wide.
Jakarta: for Islamic intellectual, Jokowi will stop religious discrimination
Siti Musdah Mulia is one of the best known Muslim academic in the country. Tired of "marginalisation and oppression of every kind," she spoke to AsiaNews about her hopes for the new president. For another political analyst, the new president "needs civil society to carry out fundamental reforms for the country."
Jakarta, former general Subianto begins "final battle" after election defeat
The retired army officer is appealing to the Constitutional Court over alleged fraud during the vote against Joko Widodo. Widodo responds by reaching out, "Stop fighting, let us unite to better Indonesia."
Presidential election: Jokowi holds a small lead but Subianto pledges battle
Jakarta's former governor is projected to win with just over 52 per cent of the vote. His rival, former General Subianto, is around 47 per cent. Official results are not expected until 22 July, but appeals to the Constitutional Court are expected. Overall, 190 million people were eligible to vote, 30 per cent first-time voters.
Intellectuals, academics and civil society in defense of democracy (under attack) in Indonesia
Hundreds of people launch a "public petition" to repeal of the norm cancelling the direct election of mayors and local councillors. Attempts to target president-elect Jokowi, just days before he takes office. Oligarchies, power brokers and the opposition, led by the defeated Subianto, promise battle inside and outside Parliament.
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