We’ve got election fever this year! Exciting huh?
The legislative election has again shown how political Islam has failed in Indonesia.
Before exercising my right to vote I went through all the names of those running for the various legislatures (Regional Legislative Council [DPRD], House of Representatives [DPR] and Regional Repre
An increase of vote shares for the National Awakening Party (PKB), the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Unity Development Party (PPP) and the slight decrease of votes for the Prosperous Justice
The strength of democracy comes from strong, vibrant, incorruptible and well-functioning democratic institutions, not assumedly charismatic individuals.
Maybe in the next five to 10 years many local and foreign observers will look at Indonesia’s 2014 elections as one of the most celebrated tales in the country’s media history.
Until now the media, especially television, has been regarded as being extremely influential in boosting the electability of presidential candidates or political parties, and anxiety has been raise
The fuel subsidy is expected to exceed its budget allocation this year as the rupiah exchange rate, oil lifting and domestic fuel consumption have gone beyond the government’s overoptimistic assu
When the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) officially declared Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo its presidential candidate on March 13, the market warmly welcomed the announc
If he was still alive, the smiling Gen.
Boredom, frustration and distrust are among the main reasons why India’s 814 million voters will likely punish the Congress Party and give a strong mandate to the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Jana
On Monday, the three-day national exams for high school students commenced.
The Indonesian parliamentary election did not produce the decisive result observers believe is required for a hugely disparate country poised for take-off.
Today it is the shamans and the shrinks (in that order) who are reaping the benefits of the post-election period, following the brief boom in the economy whipped up by orders for banners, billboard
Learning from past fragile and “chameleonic” coalitions — and the need to have a perfect vice presidential candidate as a winning strategy for the July 9 presidential election — polit
The Jakarta administration has reportedly evicted dozens of families for illegally occupying low-cost apartments owned by the government.
Our neighbors are following our political developments closely, especially with regard to who will lead Indonesia in October, because as the largest member of the 10-member ASEAN, Indonesia plays a
Patience and party consolidation over the last 10 years appear to being paying off for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), as various quick counts announced shortly after the legis
The Roman Catholic Church lost a legal battle against the Philippine government on Tuesday, after the Supreme Court ruled that the Reproductive Health Law was constitutional, allowing the administr
Following Indonesia’s fourth direct election on Wednesday, a few areas will have to hold a revote because the wrong ballot papers were sent to them.