Indonesia

Jakarta on alert as protests after election loss turn violent

Indonesian police say situation turned ugly when some protesters refused to leave and began throwing Molotov cocktails.

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Joko Widodo wins re-election as Indonesia's president

Early announcement by elections commission comes hours before expected opposition protests challenging the results.

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo wins second term

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Indonesia: Scores of election staff died from overwork

Election commission official says 272 workers died mostly from overwork-related illnesses days after disputed polls.

Indonesia: More than 270 election staff died from fatigue

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Indonesia's presidential rivals both declare election win

Fears of violence as President Widodo announces vote victory and his rival Prabowo does the same citing ballot-rigging.

Indonesia's presidential rivals both declare election win

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Widodo or Prabowo? Indonesia's Aceh hedges its bets

In need of development funding from Jakarta, Aceh's largest political party hedges its bets on presidential vote.

Widodo or Prabowo? Indonesia's Aceh hedges its bets

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Boots, boats and bikes: Getting out the vote in Indonesia

Indonesia works hard to get the ballot to the remotest parts of the vast archipelago.

Boots, boats and bikes: Getting out the vote in Indonesia

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Indonesia election and the role of its powerful military

The armed forces were banned from politics in 2004, but the general remain powerful behind the scenes.

Indonesia election and the role of its powerful military

AJ IMPACT

Infrastructure at heart of Widodo's Indonesia re-election bid

President's failure to deliver on promises could swing voters in favour of his opponent Subianto.

Infrastructure at heart of Widodo's Indonesia re-election bid

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'Golput': Why a number of Indonesians will not be voting

With both candidates pandering to the religious right, liberals and minorities wonder whether it’s worth voting at all.

'Golput': Why a number of Indonesians will not be voting

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Overseas Indonesians vote for country's next president

There are almost nine million Indonesians living abroad, a key constituency for the contenders Widodo and Subianto.

Overseas Indonesians vote for country's next president

Counting the Cost

What is holding Indonesia's economy back?

As Indonesia is on the road to becoming one of the world's biggest economies, we look at challenges facing the country.

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Indonesia's first metro opens in gridlocked Jakarta

Opening of seven elevated and six underground stations is seen as crucial to tackling some of world's worst congestion.

Indonesia's first subway opens in traffic-choked Jakarta

Asia Pacific

'What are unicorns?': Indonesia candidate stumbles on tech jargon

Prabowo Subianto falters after President Joko Widodo asks him about policies to support start-up companies in TV debate.

'What are unicorns?': Indonesia candidate stumbles on tech jargon

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's Widodo sets conditions for release of jailed leader

After criticism, president says Abu Bakar Bashir will only be freed if he pledges loyalty to the state and its ideology.

Indonesia's Widodo sets conditions for release of jailed leader

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Indonesia presidential candidates trade barbs in first debate

Joko Widodo aims to defeat controversial retired general Prabowo Subianto to win second term in office at April polls.

Indonesia presidential candidates trade barbs in first debate