Election Watch

  • Volunteers told to monitor Jokowi, Kalla performance

    President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that he hoped his supporters would monitor the implementation of his programs as the seventh president of the country after the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) inaugurated him in October.

  • Group D to secure Jokowi, Kalla

    Personnel from Group D of the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) had been tasked with protecting president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla until they have officially taken the oath of office on Oct. 20, Indonesian Military (TNI) chief spokesman Maj. Gen. M Fuad Basya said on Saturday.

  • Hatta tells supporters to heed MK ruling

    Losing vice-presidential candidate Hatta Rajasa has told supporters of his candidacy alongside Prabowo Subianto to heed the Constitutional Court's (MK) ruling to maintain peace and national unity.

  • Ethics Council rejects complaints on voter lists

    The Election Organizers Ethics Council (DKPP) has rejected a complaint submitted by presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and running mate Hatta Rajasa against General Elections Commission (KPU) chairman Husni Kamil Manik in the use of the special voter list (DPK) and the special additional voter list (DPKTb) in the 2014 presidential election.

  • KPU head reports Gerindra chairman to police

    General Elections Commission (KPU) head Husni Kamil Manik filed a police report against the Gerindra Party’s Jakarta chairman, Muhammad Taufik, on Monday morning, claiming that the latter publicly threatened to apprehend him.

  • KPU rejects Prabowo's claims at MK hearing

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) rejected on Friday the lawsuit drawn up by losing presidential ticket Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa against the election results, calling it "vague and obscure".

  • Police reject Gerindra’s report on ballot boxes opening order

    National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Ronny F. Sompie said the police had decided to refuse to follow up on a report filed by Gerindra Party deputy chairman Fadli Zon, who had asked the police to investigate the General Elections Commission's (KPU) instruction to reopen a number of ballot boxes.

  • NasDem dismisses Rachmawati over opposing political stance

    NasDem Party secretary-general Patrice Rio Capella said his party had decided to dismiss Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the sister of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri, from her position as head of NasDem’s advisory council.

  • Prabowo's legal team required to improve lawsuit

    Constitutional Court justice Aswanto instructed the legal team of the losing Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket to clarify words and sentences, which were considered ambiguous, in its lawsuit on election fraud.

  • KPU office in Surabaya heavily guarded

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) in Surabaya, East Java, was surrounded by police personnel on Wednesday as a precaution to prevent any violent measures by supporters of the losing Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket, who plan to demonstrate at the KPU gates.

  • President-elect launches transition office

    President-elect Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo launched on Monday a transition office (Kantor Transisi) on Jl. Situbondo in Menteng, Central Jakarta.

  • Rupiah strengthens to 11,743 in evening trading

    The rupiah inter bank trade rate strengthened by 52 points to Rp 11,743 per US dollar in Jakarta on Monday evening, from the previous rate of Rp 11,795 per dollar.

  • Gerindra reports KPU chairman to police

    Gerindra party deputy chairman Fadli Zon reported General Elections Commission (KPU) chairman Husni Kamil Malik to the National Police's Criminal Investigations Directorate (Bareskrim) on Monday for allegedly opening ballot boxes illegally.

  • No Jokowi-Kalla witnesses at ballot box opening

    South Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPUD) chairman Muhammad Ikbal acknowledged that there were no witnesses on behalf of the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla ticket during the opening of the ballot boxes on Friday.


  • KPU may have violated regulation, says Bawaslu

    Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) commissioner Nelson Simanjuntak said  the General Elections Commission (KPU) may have committed an administrative violation by sending a notice asking Regional Elections Commissions (KPUDs) to reopen ballot boxes on July 25.


  • KPU accused of unlawful ballot box opening

    Advocate team member Sahroni said that the KPU was attempting to tamper with the evidence that was due to be presented to the Constitutional Court by instructing all regional General Elections Commission (KPUD) to open their ballot boxes.

  • Prabowo-Hatta team reports KPU to Bawaslu

    The Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket’s legal team filed a report on the General Elections Commission (KPU) with the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) for allegedly violating regulations by sending a notice to ask the regency level KPU to open ballot boxes.



  • Jokowi-Kalla told to choose Cabinet carefully

    Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) said on Wednesday that the credibility of president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla would questioned if they gave ministerial positions to anyone previously convicted of corruption.


  • Jokowi feels the love in hometown

    President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo thanked his supporters in Surakarta, Central Java, on Wednesday for voting for the Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla ticket in this year's presidential election. 


  • No talk on future Cabinet at Megawati’s open house, PDI-P official says

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general Tjahjo Kumolo says the formation of the future Cabinet was not discussed at the Idul Fitri open house at  PDI-P chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri's residence on Monday.