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Indonesia leader meets defeated rival after divisive poll

Jul. 13, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president and his defeated election rival met Saturday for the first time since the divisive April poll and rode together on a recently opened subway in the capital, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy. In a choreographed...

Widodo seals 2nd term as Indonesia leader after court battle

Jun. 27, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court Thursday rejected a losing presidential candidate's allegations of massive and systematic election fraud, sealing a second term for Joko Widodo, who in fending off the rising power of Islamists has drifted toward authoritarian tactics. The Constitutional...

Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence

Jun. 26, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month. The rights organization said Wednesday in a publicly released letter to President Joko...

Security bolstered as challenge to Indonesia vote begins

Jun. 14, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities bolstered security in the Indonesian capital Friday as hearings began in a court challenge to the results of April's presidential election. The losing candidate former Gen. Prabowo Subianto claims there was massive electoral fraud and is asking the Constitutional Court...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun. 11, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have drawn warnings from police, but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the police weren't there to help when he was the sole fisherman in his village to survive the tsunami that inundated the Indonesian city...

S&P upgrades Indonesia credit after Widodo election win

May. 31, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Friday it has upgraded Indonesia's sovereign credit rating following the election of Joko Widodo to a second term as president. The organization said the upgrade reflects Indonesia's strong economic growth prospects, which "we expect to...

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May. 29, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims that the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for "massive" fraud is mainly printouts of news articles. Former...

Indonesia police allege plot to kill top officials

May. 28, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four top Indonesian officials, including two Cabinet ministers and the national spy chief, were targeted for assassination as part of a plot possibly linked to last week's election riots, police said Tuesday. National police chief Tito Karnavian told reporters that details of the...

Losing Indonesian candidate challenges election in court

May. 24, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election filed a challenge against the result in the country's top court, just days after seven people died in rioting by his supporters in the capital. The legal move is the latest step in what analysts say has been a monthslong...

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May. 23, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, as calm returned to the city and the losing presidential candidate prepared to challenge the result in court. The apparently orchestrated chaos that turned central Jakarta into a...