Noticias

Jokowi Says He Wants a ‘No-Condition Coalition’ but Analysts Are Sceptical

02 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

Presidential hopeful Joko Widodo has said that he wants a “no-condition coalition” formed without horse trading for cabinet seats, but analysts are sceptical that his vision will be achieved.

The presidential hopeful said he wants to build a new tradition devoid of these petty political transactions that swell the number of cabinet seats.

Prabowo-Hatta gets official No. ‘1’, Jokowi-Kalla No. ‘2

01 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced that the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket would be listed as number 1 on ballots for the presidential election following an election number draw at the commission’s headquarters on Sunday.

Meanwhile, rivals Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla will be listed at number 2 on ballots, kompas.com has reported.

During the event, Jokowi and Kalla were given first turn to pick a number.

Prabowo-Hatta gets official No. ‘1’, Jokowi-Kalla No. ‘2

01 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced that the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket would be listed as number 1 on ballots for the presidential election following an election number draw at the commission’s headquarters on Sunday.

Meanwhile, rivals Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla will be listed at number 2 on ballots, kompas.com has reported.

During the event, Jokowi and Kalla were given first turn to pick a number.

For Prabowo, a Dangerous Dalliance With Islamic Hard-Liners

01 Jun 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

 

Jakarta. For all the allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses re-emerging against Prabowo Subianto, the presidential candidate has at least been spared the ignominy of religious intolerance accusations.

Until now, that is, as the party of his running mate, Hatta Rajasa, seeks to win over the Islamic hard-line fringe, in a complete affront to the values in which it was conceived.

KPU wraps up campaign-fund audit

30 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The General Elections Commission (KPU) has completed its audit of the 2014 legislative election-campaign fund reports submitted by the 12 parties that had contested the April 4 poll.

KPU chairman Husni Kamil Manik said that the commission had found no indication that any of the parties had violated campaign fund regulations.

No place for parties seeking ministerial positions: Jokowi

30 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Antara News

Bandung, West Java (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) did not coalesce with many political parties because many of them have asked for ministerial positions as compensation, stated presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi". 

"We refuse to coalesce with many political parties because some of the parties want six, eight, and even eleven of their cadres to be made ministers," Jokowi remarked during his political oration in Bandung. 

Yudhoyono explains presentation plan of Probowo-Hatta pair

30 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is also general chairman of Democratic Party (PD), said it was Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa who planned to present their vision and mission in front of PD cadres.

"I have never asked, let alone obliged presidential candidates to present their vision and mission in front of me," Yudhoyono said on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Gerindra's criticism of Jokowi 'vague': Poempida

30 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

It was inappropriate for Gerindra Party politicians to criticize Joko "Jokowi" Widodo over his performance as the governor of Jakarta as Gerindra was among the parties that endorsed Jokowi's candidacy during the gubernatorial election in 2012, according to a Golkar Party politician.

Poempida Hidayatullah, a Golkar lawmaker in the House of Representatives who refused to obey Golkar’s instruction to support presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, slammed Gerindra's deputy chairman, Fadli Zon, for making statements about the "failures" of Jokowi's administration in the capital.

Presidential candidates promise better infrastructure

30 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

Both presidential and vice-presidential pairs, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo-Jusuf Kalla and Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa, have promised to improve the country's infrastructure if elected.

According to their mission statement, available on the General Elections Commission (KPU) website, Jokowi and Kalla have promised to build a 2,000 kilometers of roads across the country, in addition to building new ports, airports and industrial estates to support the country's economy, as reported by tempo.co.

Police increase security for presidential candidates

30 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The National Police are preparing to dispatch 372 personnel to improve security for presidential and vice presidential candidates in the lead up to the July 9 election.

Insp. Gen. Putut Eko Bayuseno of the National Police’s security maintenance division said that personnel would assemble a special security team, which would begin working following the General Elections Commission (KPU) formal announcement of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla and Gerindra Party’s Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa as the official tickets in the race.

MK rejects 196 election disputes

29 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Constitutional Court (MK) refused to process 196 cases of legislative election disputes on Wednesday evening.

Lawsuits on 192 disputes were filed by political parties, while the remainder were from individual candidates.

“The cases will not be continued to authentication examinations,” said presiding judge Hamdan Zoelva in reading out the interlocutory verdict on the 2014 legislative election dispute cases at the court as quoted bytribunnews.com.

Tight race in W. Java, Jokowi predicts

29 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who is nominated by a coalition led by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), secured support from former West Java Governor Solichin GP on Thursday.

He said support from such an influential local figure would be essential for his presidential bid.

“West Java is particularly challenging. The race will be pretty tough here. With support from all of you and Pak Solichin GP, I’m sure that we will win here,” Jokowi said.

Kalla receives support from Indonesians in Egypt

29 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

A number of Indonesian expatriates living in Egypt spoke with vice-presidential candidate Jusuf Kalla via video link on Wednesday, conveying their support for the former vice president who is the running mate of presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

"We are declaring an alliance of Indonesians in Egypt to show our support for Jokowi and Kalla to become Indonesia's next president and vice president," said a student via the video conference.

Biz community declares support for Jokowi-Kalla

28 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

Dozens of businesspeople grouped under the Businesspeople’s Community for Jokowi-JK declared their support for presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla on Wednesday.

"Both Jokowi and Kalla have business backgrounds. We believe that they, if elected, will create policies that are pro-business," the community's chairman, Yugi Prayanto, said during the declaration of the support in Jakarta.

Court confirms military, police neutrality in July election

28 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Constitutional Court issued a ruling on Wednesday confirming that active military and police personnel were not eligible to vote in the July 9 presidential election, following a judicial review of the 2008 Election Law proposed by a non-governmental organization.

The review was filed due to the possibility of multi-interpretation of the regulation.

Child protection should be part of the presidential debate: KPAI

28 Mayo 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has asked the General Elections Commission (KPU) to include the topic of child protection as part of the presidential debate before the election on July 9.

"We want to push the issue of child protection as one of the debate topics for the scheduled presidential debate," KPAI chairman Asrorun Niam Sholeh said as quoted by kompas.com.

Between June 8 and July 5, there will be two presidential debates, two vice-presidential debates, and one final debate with both pairs.

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