The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, was Tuesday declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election after a closely-fought race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto.
The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has convincingly won Indonesia’s closely fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed on Tuesday.
At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said Tuesday.
A day after Indonesia’s presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta’s police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world’s third-largest democracy could be decided in court.
An anti-graft court has sentenced Indonesia’s former top judge to life imprisonment for corruption and money laundering.