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Former first lady Ani Yudhoyono passes away after long battle with cancer

Jun 01 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Former Indonesian first lady Kristiani Herrawati Yudhoyono passed away on Saturday at the National University Hospital in Singapore, where she had been receiving treatment for late-stage blood cancer in the past four months. She was 66 years old.

Affectionately known as Ibu Ani (Mother Ani), she is survived by her husband, Indonesia's sixth president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, her two children, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono, and four grandchildren. 

Prabowo flies to Dubai, Vienna amid simmering tension after May 22 riots

May 29 2019
Indonesia
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
The Jakarta Post
Presidential candidate and Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto left Indonesia on Tuesday morning for a trip to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and Vienna, amid speculation that his party was linked to the May 22 riot.
 
Gerindra executive Ahmad Riza Patria confirmed that Prabowo had flown to Dubai with several friends on a private jet for a medical checkup.
 
“He is there for a routine medical checkup, something that he regularly does. He will also meet several business colleagues there,” Riza said.
 

40 world leaders congratulate Jokowi on winning presidential election

May 27 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 40 world leaders and three international organizations have congratulated Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on winning the 17 April presidential election, following the May 21 announcement made by the General Elections Commission (KPU).

KPU's final tally indicated a win for incumbent President Jokowi and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin in the election by garnering 55.5 percent of the votes, outshining Prabowo-Sandi, who had received 44.5 of the votes.

Police arrest Gerindra legislative candidate for spreading disinformation

May 26 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Mustofa Nahrawardaya, a legislative candidate for the opposition Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, was arrested on Sunday for deliberately spreading disinformation.

Chief Comr. Rickynaldo Chairul, head of the cybercrime division at the National Police's Criminal Investigation Agency, said Mustofa spread false information on two separate Twitter accounts about the death of a teenager after a beating by officers of the National Police's Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob) during the May 22 rally in Jakarta.

Lists of evidence of fraudulent elections collected by people: Uno

May 25 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice Presidential candidate number 02 Sandiaga Uno said 51 lists of evidence detailing alleged fraud during the recent presidential elections were submitted by his team of lawyers to the Constitutional Court (MK) on Friday evening.

The contributors of these lists of evidence were individuals within communities who participated in supervising the recent parliamentary and presidential elections, he said here on Saturday.

It's over: Jokowi wins

May 22 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Post

The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the winner of the 2019 presidential election early on Tuesday morning, giving the president a second and final term in office.

Jokowi captured 55.5 percent of the vote or over 85 million votes, 17 million more than rival Prabowo Subianto, who received over 68 million votes or 44.5 percent of the vote.

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo rejects election result, vows to challenge it in Constitutional Court

May 21 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
THE STRAITS TIMES
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on Tuesday (May 21) said he will not accept the election commission's (KPU) official result showing he lost to incumbent President Joko Widodo in last month's presidential election and plans to challenge it in the Constitutional Court, on the grounds of election fraud.
 
His comments came as Mr Joko expressed his desire to reach out to Mr Prabowo and his running-mate Sandiaga Uno in the spirit of democracy.
 

PDI-P politician named graft suspect, wins election in same week

May 17 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Post

The speaker of Tulungagung Legislative Council (DPRD) in East Java, Supriyono, who has been named a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a graft case, garnered the most votes in last month’s election.

The General Elections Commission (KPU) in Tulungagung announced the vote count results in the regency, showing that Supriyono got 10,192 votes.

“That’s the highest number of votes for Tulungagung Legislative Council,” Tulungagung KPU head, Mustofa, told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

Election dispute settlement in Constitutional Court 'useless’: Prabowo camp

May 15 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Post

Ahead of the official announcement of the 2019 general election results on May 22, Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno campaign team member Fadli Zon said the team would not dispute the election results at the Constitutional Court.

The deputy chairman of the Gerindra Party said Prabowo and then-running mate Hatta Rajasa challenged the 2014 presidential election results at the court, but it proved to be “a waste of time.”

Indonesia election tainted, opposition marchers say, but government warns against treason

May 10 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Channel News Asia

Hundreds of supporters of an opposition presidential candidate marched in Indonesia on Friday (May 10) to protest against what they called election fraud, as the government warned that efforts to cast doubt on the outcome could amount to treason.

The protesters, spurred by unofficial results of last month's election showing that Prabowo Subianto lost to incumbent President Joko Widodo, called for fairness and vigilance in the vote counting process.

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