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Prabowo Files Challenge to Election Result at Constitutional Court

25 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

The ex-general who lost Indonesia’s presidential election to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result on Friday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote counting.

Prabowo Subianto claims that massive fraud tipped the scales in Joko’s favor, but his challenge is directed at the elections commission, in part for failing to investigate all allegations of cheating, according to a spokesman.

All Eyes on KPU as Vote Count Gets Under Way

12 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

With both presidential candidates claiming victory in Wednesday’s election based on quick counts, and the deciding official results only expected on July 22, both camps have assigned officials and volunteers to keep a close eye on the vote-counting process from the ward level up.

Muhaimin Iskandar, the chairman of the National Awakening Party, or PKB, one of those that endorsed Joko Widodo, reminded party members on Thursday that the fact that eight of 12 pollsters conducting a quick count had called the election for Joko should not lull them into a sense of contentment.

Questions Mount Over ‘Rogue’ Quick Count Results

11 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

Observers have questioned the credibility of four pollsters who called Wednesday’s presidential election for Prabowo Subianto by the narrowest of margins, as seven other quick counts gave Joko Widodo a slightly bigger lead.

“We can’t let this difference between the quick counts cause political turbulence and undermine our democracy,” Rudi Rohi, a political expert at Nusa Cendana University in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, told the Jakarta Globe on Thursday.

As Indonesians Prepare to Vote, Analysts Consider Post-Election Conflicts

05 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

Although this year’s election will be the third direct presidential vote for Indonesia, the element of the unknown — and its potential ripple effect — differentiates this one from the others, leaving analysts uneasy about the outcome.

Elections in the politically binary United States provide voters with an effective either-or choice for presidential candidates each cycle. Although there is always a small percentage who casts a “vote of principle” for a minority party, the public knows to expect a winner from one of the two majority parties.

Prabowo closing in on Jokowi

04 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The July 9 presidential election is set for an extremely tight race, as a recent poll indicated on Wednesday that only a 3 percent gap remained between presidential hopefuls Prabowo Subianto and Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

A joint survey by the Washington-based International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI), which is affiliated with noted pollster Saiful Mujani, found that Prabowo had continued to gain in popularity.

Candidates to Appear at KPK for Wealth Audits

24 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Both presidential candidates and their running mates will file their net worth reports this week for audit by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Hatta Rajasa were scheduled to appear on Wednesday, with Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) candidate Joko Widodo and his running mate JusufKalla scheduled for the day after.

“[We're] inviting the candidates [to the KPK headquarters],” commission spokesman Johan Budi said on Tuesday.

Young voters prefer Jokowi-JK pair: survey

24 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Young voters in the age group of 17 to 22 years prefer the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla pair to the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa duo for the presidential election scheduled on July 9, according to Polcomm.

Based on its recent survey involving 1.2 thousand respondents from 33 provinces in the country, 6.4 percent of the total of 46.4 percent of the Jokowi-JK pairs supporters were young voters while the rest were aged between 23 and 43 years, Polcomms researcher, Adhal Makkuraga Putra, remarked here on Tuesday.

UI comprehensive database on electoral politics goes online

23 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Center for Political Studies at the University of Indonesia (UI) has launched a comprehensive online database of statistics and analysis related to political studies.

The center’s research and data manager, Dirga Ardiansa, said the database, accessible through the website datapolitik.org/gis/puskapol/, provided information on the country’s political landscape in the forms of tables, info graphics and geospatial maps.

PKB Aims to Take In 75% of Votes in East Java for Joko-Kalla Ticket

23 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. The National Awakening Party, or PKB, has set a goal to win at least 75 percent of the votes in East Java province for presidential and vice presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla in the July 9 election, according to party chairman Muhaimin Iskandar.

Muhaimin, who is also the minister for manpower and transmigration, said all of the party’s members and volunteers must act in order to achieve this goal.

Presidential Poll Tides Turn for Prabowo

19 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

 

Jakarta. Indonesia’s pollsters are going into overdrive with the presidential elections drawing near.

Polls in March showed a sizable 26.6 percent lead for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo over former general Prabowo Subianto. Now, with just over three weeks to go, that divide has narrowed to a mere 4 percent.

The immensely popular governor appeared to be the clear front-runner when he declared his candidacy in March and the so-called “Jokowi effect” swept the nation.

SBY Said to Be Losing Grip on Party’s Neutrality as Members Support Prabowo

18 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is seen losing his firm grip on the Democratic Party and its members, according to Yuddy Chrisnandi, a politician of the People’s Conscience Party, or Hanura.

Yudhoyono, who serves as Democratic chairman, has often said that the party would remain neutral ahead of the July 9 presidential election. However, some members have decided to express their personal support to Prabowo Subianto.

Violence in Indonesian Polls Portends Ill For High-Stakes Presidential Race

18 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Former Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud M.D., the campaign manager for presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, has likened his campaign strategy to going to war.

And a war is what some observers fear, following a rousing comeback by Prabowo against his rival, Joko Widodo, in their second presidential debate on Sunday, and opinion polls that show the former military general closing the gap on, or even overtaking, the popular Jakarta governor.

Farmers’ Association Endorses Jokowi at Monday Gathering

16 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) presidential candidate Joko Widodo accepted the endorsement of the Indonesian Farmers’ Association (HKTI) on Monday at the organization’s anniversary celebration at Balai Kartini convention center in South Jakarta, despite Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party candidate Prabowo Subianto’s longtime association with the group.

Presidential candidates share thoughts on people’s economy in second debate

16 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The two competing presidential candidates, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto, focused on people-based economy in their second presidential debate held in Grand Melia Hotel in Jakarta, on Sunday evening. The two candidates, however, displayed clear policy differences in the debate broadcast live on Metro TV.

KPU to revise regulation on presidential election

14 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The General Elections Commission (KPU) has announced its intention to revise the 2008 Presidential Election Law, which it deems has the potential to trigger discord.

“We will not file [a judicial review proposal to the Constitutional Court], because we agree that the problem lies in the law, but the KPU has the right to clarify the interpretation by revising a regulation,” KPU commissioner Ida Budhiati said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.

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