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Police Officers Banned from Making “Political” Hand Gestures on Photos

As the presidential election draws near and has begun to divide the nation, Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Idham Azis has called on his subordinates to maintain...

Campaign Season for Presidential and Legislative Elections Starts

Sunday marks the beginning of the campaign season for next April’s presidential and legislative elections. Some 187.1 million Indonesians are eligible to vote,...

President Joko Widodo Chooses Muslim Cleric Ma’ruf Amin as Running Mate

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s choice of a conservative Muslim cleric as his running mate took many by surprise, but it underscored his determination to...

Former President SBY Endorses Prabowo for Presidency

Setting the stage for a re-run of Indonesia’s 2014 election, former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Monday he would support an opposition leader to...

Next Year’s Presidential Election May Only Be a One-Man Race

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s most likely contender for next year’s election, Prabowo Subianto, may not be able to assemble a viable coalition to be...

“Millennials Party” Emerges, Hopes to Appeal to Young Voters for Upcoming Elections

Dubbed the “millennials party”, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), is one of four new parties the General Election Commission is allowing to contest next...

Clowns March for Peace in Jakarta

At least 100 clowns marched in Jakarta on Wednesday March 14 to promote peace as Indonesia gears up for the regional and national elections in the next year. The country...

2019 Indonesia Presidential Race Shaping Up To Be a Jokowi-Prabowo Rerun

The main opposition party for the 2019 Presidential Elections, Gerindra, has indicated that former general Prabowo Subianto will be the party’s nominee for...