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  • Jokowi also wins ‘Twitter election’

    Social media giant Twitter has crowned president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as winner of what it called its “Twitter Election” by becoming the most talked-about political candidate on the micro-blogging site.

  • World leaders ‘slow’ in congratulating Jokowi

    Many world leaders were apparently hesitant to contact president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, perhaps preferring to wait until the loser of the election, Prabowo Subianto, files his lawsuit with the Constitutional…

  • Prabowo’s legal challenge futile: Legal experts

    The loser of the presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, may well have to swallow his claim that he has absolutely no trust in the state institutions handling election cases after his…

  • Where’s Hatta? Absence stirs speculation of Prabowo rift

    With vice-presidential candidate Hatta Rajasa absent from the scene as of late Wednesday, many have speculated that a rift has occurred within the Prabowo Subianto Gerindra Party-led coalition.

  • Insight: Jokowi: Political change underway

    Joko “Jokowi” Widodo marked the beginning of his presidential campaign by publishing an article in Kompas newspaper entitled “The mental revolution”. For those acquainted with cultural history, this motto may…

  • SE Asia’s biggest exodus peaks

    The largest exodus in Southeast Asia began this week with millions of Indonesians traveling home, packing the roads, railroads, sea-lanes and the sky on various modes of transportation.

  • Governor back to work after victory

    President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo did not prolong his victory celebrations but rather went straight back to work hours after the official announcement of his election win.

  • No slacking off, Jokowi dashes on

    Fully charged, president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has demanded a piece of the action from the outgoing administration in directing the course of the nation, after the General Elections Commission (KPU)…

  • Army chief of staff dismissal may be linked to politics

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appointed on Tuesday Lt. Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo as the new Army chief of staff to replace Gen. Budiman, who was abruptly dismissed from his position three…

  • President-elect Jokowi calls for reconciliation

    Starting his victory speech with a special tribute to his rivals, Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa, on Tuesday evening, president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called on the nation to unite again…