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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Polling Station (TPS) No 1 Head in Adodo Molu Village, Tanimbar Islands District, Maluku, Selvianus Itranbey died of exhaustion while attending his region's Apr 22 plenary meeting on ballot recapitulation following simultaneous legislative and presidential elections. With Itranbey falling victim to exhaustion and overwork, the death toll nationwide reached 92.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia held the world's biggest and most complex single-day vote on April 17, 2019, where 192 million people queued up at some 810 thousand polling stations across its 34 provinces in the country and overseas.
The number of polling stations (TPS) in re-voting in Bintan district, Riau Islands province is increased to four from three previously.
Chairman of the Bintan District Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) Febriadinata, in Bintan, Sunday, said the initial voting was at TPS 02 Ekang Village Anculai, District Teluk Bintan, and the number has been raised by three in Kijang Kota Sub-District, East Bintan District.
In a subtle rebuke to his rival’s repeated victory declaration, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Thursday evening that more than 13 state leaders had congratulated “all Indonesians, as well as Jokowi and Ma’ruf” for the success of the general election on April 17.
He was referring to his running mate Ma’ruf Amin.