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Poll prep: Workers from the Depok office of the General Elections Commission (KPU) stack ballot boxes at a warehouse in Cimanggis district, Depok, West Java, on Nov. 25, 2020, ahead of regional elections held on Dec. 9, 2020.
Poll prep: Workers from the Depok office of the General Elections Commission (KPU) stack ballot boxes at a warehouse in Cimanggis district, Depok, West Java, on Nov. 25, 2020, ahead of regional elections held on Dec. 9, 2020.`
Politics

Regent-elect denied office after dual citizenship revelation

People in Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara, will have to revote for a regent after the Constitutional Court has annulled the victory of regent-elect Orient Riwu Kore, who holds a US passport.

2 weeks ago
Politics

Government puts foot down in Democrat schism, deals political blow to Moeldoko

The government has rejected the Moeldoko camp's claim to the Democrat chairmanship on an administrative technicality, which doesn’t bode well for the Presidential Chief of Staff’s political standing.

1 month ago
Politics

South Sulawesi governor's arrest raises concerns of clientelism in local politics

South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah allegedly gave infrastructure projects in the region to his campaign supporters during the 2018 election.

1 month ago

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Politics

Regent-elect denied office after dual citizenship revelation

People in Sabu Raijua, East Nusa Tenggara, will have to revote for a regent after the Constitutional Court has annulled the victory of regent-elect Orient Riwu Kore, who holds a US passport.

2 weeks ago
Politics

Journalists protest after Medan mayor’s bodyguards block interviews

“This is what we call a mayor who acts like a president,” an Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) representative said.

2 weeks ago
Politics

House, government remain at odds over data protection bill

Lawmakers are attempting to fast-track the deliberation of a data protection bill despite differences with the government on the establishment of a supervisory body to handle violations.

1 month ago
Politics

Government puts foot down in Democrat schism, deals political blow to Moeldoko

The government has rejected the Moeldoko camp's claim to the Democrat chairmanship on an administrative technicality, which doesn’t bode well for the Presidential Chief of Staff’s political standing.

1 month ago
Politics

South Sulawesi governor's arrest raises concerns of clientelism in local politics

South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah allegedly gave infrastructure projects in the region to his campaign supporters during the 2018 election.

1 month ago
Politics

House lists 33 priority bills for 2021. But can it really get them done?

Law experts and observers are looking askance at the Indonesian legislature as it announces its 33 priority bills for the year, most of which are holdovers from last year, notwithstanding the legislature’s poor performance that lawmakers blamed on "the pandemic".

1 month ago
Politics

Indonesia, Japan foreign, defense ministers to hold security talks

The focus of the meeting on Tuesday will be on whether the two countries can make progress toward an agreement on a pact enabling Japan to export domestically-produced defense equipment to the Southeast Asian nation, officials said.

1 month ago
Politics

Hundreds of regional leaders to be appointed by govt as House endorses 2024 polls

Millions of voters in 272 provinces, regencies and cities will not be able to elect regional leaders in 2022 and 2023 after the House of Representatives rejected proposed legal changes.

1 month ago
Politics

New survey shows low satisfaction with democracy, high approval of Jokowi

Jakarta-based Indikator Politik Indonesia polled 1,200 eligible voters aged 17 to 21 across the country to capture their opinions on social-political issues and found that they were dissatisfied with the current state of the country’s economy and democracy.

1 month ago
Politics

PDI-P may have leverage in Democratic Party’s internal conflict

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), a member of the ruling coalition, might have some leverage to determine the endgame of the power struggle within the Democratic Party.

1 month ago
Politics

Presidential term limits in spotlight, again

The controversy on presidential term limits has resurfaced after accusations that there are constitutional maneuvers to enable President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to serve for his third term.

1 month ago
Politics

House legislation body drops Election Law revision from this year's priority list

Some regional leaders named as potential candidates for the 2024 presidential election may find their odds narrowing as the House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg) has decided that a revision of the Election Law is not urgent.

1 month ago
Politics

Opposing camps maintain Democratic Party schism. Experts tip final resolution at court.

The Democratic Party's leadership dispute seems headed for the long haul, with observers suggesting that past precedents point to the internal dispute eventually ending up at court.

1 month ago
Politics

For the government, Agus is still the legitimate Democratic Party chairman

The appointment suggests that party members have long been unhappy with the leadership of Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, who had inherited the position from his father, party founder and former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

1 month ago
Politics

Moeldoko splits Democratic Party, poses threat to SBY's ascendancy

Disputed extraordinary congress in North Sumatra declares Moeldoko as the new party leader.

2 months ago
Politics

Revolt brews in Democratic Party against Yudhoyono ‘dynasty’

Emboldened by the recent turmoil in their party, senior Democratic Party members are pushing for an end to the Yudhoyono political dynasty.

2 months ago
Politics

National Police chief prescribes restorative justice in cyberlaw cases

The National Police have been instructed to exercise discretion and take a restorative justice approach in handling cases put forward using a sweeping online censorship law.

2 months ago
Politics

Pandemic blunders fail to dent Jokowi’s popularity

President Jokowi has proven to have relatively stable approval ratings despite a slew of controversial policies taken by his administration since the beginning of the global health crisis, a feat that analysts say could be attributed to the persistent political polarization, the absence of strong and effective opposition and the media failure to challenge the government’s narratives on the pandemic situation in the country. 

2 months ago
Politics

After mulling over revising cyberlaw, the government has second thoughts

The government appeared to have second thoughts about revising the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo called last week for a revision that could end criminalization of online speech.

2 months ago
Politics

Ball in Jokowi’s court on ITE Law revisions

The House of Representatives is set to amend the controversial Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law this year.

2 months ago