The lead-up to the May 22 official announcement of the results of the Indonesian presidential and legislative elections has been colored by disbelief.
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Umar Madi is among more than 300 election officials who have reportedly died of exhaustion-related illnesses which has led to talks on reform.
Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses
Lawyers are challenging Indonesia’s incorporation of volatile Papua region into its territory in 1969 with a judicial review at the country’s highest court.
As Indonesia’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto stood on stage claiming a victory in this year’s general elections that few could believe.
On Wednesday, Indonesians go to the polls to determine their next president, no matter who wins, Indigenous people will lose.
Indonesian President Joko says he won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results.
Indonesians, living overseas like me, were astonished on 11 April 2019, by the discovery of pre-marked ballots in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, facing Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a rematch, is widely expected to win a second term when Indonesians go to the polls.
Former Gen. Prabowo Subianto backed by firebrand Islamic clerics and nationalists face stiff competition with incumbent President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.