Articles sur Indonesia election 2014

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As the new Indonesian president, Jokowi will need a hardworking and clean cabinet. EPA/Adi Weda

How will Indonesia’s president put together his new cabinet?

In his speech after being sworn into office, Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday called for Indonesians to “work, work and work”. Jokowi, as the president is popularly known, also has to work hard…
Indonesians are celebrating the inauguration of their new president, Joko Widodo. EPA/Adi Weda

Indonesians have high hopes for their new president

In Indonesia, people are celebrating. Joko Widodo’s supporters joined a parade on Monday to welcome him and Jusuf “JK” Kalla on the day they were sworn into office as Indonesia’s new president and vice-president…
Tony Abbott arrives in Jakarta to attend the inauguration of Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s new president. AAP/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Q&A: Abbott’s hand of friendship to Indonesia’s new president

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is joining in a big party in Indonesia. Indonesia’s new president and vice-president are being inaugurated today. Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf “JK” Kalla are being…
Joko Widodo (right) will replace Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as Indonesian president. He faces strong opposition in the parliament. EPA/Made Nagi

Jokowi sworn in to tackle a divided Indonesian government

Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, will be sworn into office today in a divisive political environment. Jokowi, who won 53.15% of the votes in the presidential election…
What is the legacy left by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as he prepares to leave office after a decade in power? EPA/Mast Irham

Indonesia farewells SBY and his years of wasted opportunities

Indonesian leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will end his 10-year presidency in coming days. The retired general, popularly called SBY, won Indonesia’s first direct presidential election in 2004 and secured…
Indonesia’s Constitutional Court, the only institution mandated to settle election disputes in the country rejected Prabowo Subianto’s challenge. Prabowo lost in the 2014 presidential election in Indonesia. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Prabowo fights on, but Indonesian court ruling ends legal challenge

As many analysts predicted, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court (MK) has rejected losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s challenge to the election result. Despite the decision, which is final and…
Joko Widodo won Indonesia’s presidential election but that is just the start of his challenges. AAP/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Challenges for Indonesia’s new leader start with elite interests

True democracy works when people can expect their politicians to deliver their popular demands. In Indonesia’s oligarchic political system, most people don’t trust their representatives and officials…
Prabowo Subianto is to challenge the presidential election result in Indonesia’s Constitutional Court. AAP/Gabrielle Dunlevy

Audio Q&A: Prabowo’s appeal to the Constitutional Court

International leaders have begun congratulating Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo. But losing candidate Prabowo Subianto is yet to concede defeat. After a dramatic withdrawal from the vote-counting…
President elect Joko Widodo’s success is hugely a result of the spontaneous popular support from largely non-organised groups of ordinary Indonesians. AAP/NEWZULU/Zoe Reynolds

Indonesia’s democratic masses brought victory to Jokowi

The 2014 Indonesian presidential election has been remarkable. Not only in comparison to the country’s long history of dictatorship that crumbled less than two decades ago, but also to democratic processes…
Joko Widodo has won Indonesia’s presidential election. AAP Image/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Jokowi confirmed as Indonesian election winner, Prabowo rejects result: experts respond

Joko Widodo has won Indonesia’s presidential election, the Indonesian Election Commission’s (KPU) final tally shows. But his opponent, Prabowo Subianto, refused to admit defeat. Prabowo told a press conference…
Using open data and crowdsourcing, volunteers keep a close eye on the vote counting process in Indonesia’s presidential election. Photosani/Shutterstock

Open election data + mass interaction = Indonesian public as watchdog

This year’s presidential election in Indonesia is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Not only for the stark differences between the candidates and the tightness of the race but also for the sheer public…
Tony Abbott’s responses to Indonesian concerns about spying suggested a weak understanding of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s different cultural milieu. EPA/Tanaya Pramudita

Cultural intelligence key to future of Australia-Indonesia relationship

The official result in Indonesia’s presidential election contest between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto is still some days away, with both claiming victory. But no matter who the next president is, there…
Indonesia needs a leader that can unclog bottlenecks in its economy. Jerry Adiguna/Flickr

Investors wait to see a clear Jokowi victory

Indonesians are holding their breath while the Election Commission tally their votes in the presidential election. At the same time, investors too are in a “wait-and-see” mode. Most market players privately…
Election committee members check a ballot box. In Indonesia’s presidential election, villages and districts are areas where fraud in vote counting is most likely to happen. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade/Flickr

Indonesia’s presidential race enters critical time to guard votes

Since Indonesians cast their votes on Wednesday, the big question remains: who will be the official winner of the presidential election when the final count is declared on July 22? That both candidates…
Joko Widodo’s supporters organised a concert that managed to mobilise youth voters to support him. Hendrik Mintarno/Flickr

No thanks to PDI-P: Jokowi wins despite poor campaign

Despite an ineffectual campaign by Indonesia’s Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Jakarta governor Joko Widodo won Indonesia’s presidential election, according to quick count results. Data from reputable…
Pollsters wait until sample polling stations completed the vote count before releasing quick count results. Popularity surveys, exit polls and quick counts in Indonesia's election

Quick counts, exit polls and surveys in Indonesia’s election

Exit polls and quick count results from seven pollsters in Indonesia show Jakarta governor Joko Widodo as the winner in Indonesia’s…
The 2014 presidential election has involved prominent use of Islamic cultural and ritual symbols. Warren Goldswain / Shutterstock.com

Why Islam matters in Indonesian politics

Running for president in Indonesia seemed also to entail having to show off one’s commitment to Islam. The 2014 presidential election featured a prominent use of Islamic cultural and ritual symbols. Both…
Election workers add a touch of World Cup colour to the process as a women casts her vote in Surabaya. EPA/Fully Handoko

Voters in Indonesia look to have opted for open society over ‘strong man’

This election was a crucial moment for Indonesia. Former general Prabowo Subianto’s campaign rhetoric made it clear that voters were faced with a stark choice between consolidation of the democratic reforms…
Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, pictured with wife Iriana, is in the box seat to be Indonesia’s next president. AAP/Eka Nickmatulhuda

Jokowi wins Indonesian election, exit polls show: experts respond

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo appears to have won Indonesia’s presidential election in a quick count jointly released by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Cyrus. Joko Widodo…

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