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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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Election Law revision hangs in balance

The proposed revision has been included in the House’s 2021 priority legislation program, but several political factions have retracted their support for the plan, reportedly following a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

2 months ago
Politics

Dual citizenship spells trouble for regent-elect in East Nusa Tenggara

A man with Indonesian and US citizenships gathered support from three political parties and won a regental election in the Indonesian province.

2 months ago
Politics

Defining 'woman': Dictionary entry fans flames of sexist furor in Indonesia

The furor over the dictionary entry for the Indonesian word meaning "woman" has emerged as a #MeToo moment against the country's primary language reference book and language agency.

2 months ago
Politics

Dem chairman alleges high-level conspiracy to oust him

“The DPC members were urged [to vote for an extraordinary congress] in exchange for a significant amount of money,” Agus said.

3 months ago
Politics

Racially charged online debate raises concerns on national unity in digital age

Accusations that public figures such as Natalius Pigay and Ambroncius Nababan have used racial slurs or defamatory statements on social media are challenged.

3 months ago