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Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country's highest court

Apr. 25, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lawyers are challenging Indonesia's incorporation of the volatile Papua region into its territory in 1969 with a judicial review at the country's highest court. A spokesman for a group of 15 Papuan lawyers, Agus Sumule, said Thursday the "Act of Free Choice" referendum violated...

Indonesia 'shocked' by Malaysian's acquittal in maid's death

Apr. 23, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia's government says it was shocked by Malaysia's acquittal of a woman charged with the death of her Indonesian maid, in case that has sparked public outrage over alleged abuse. Adelina Lisao, 26, was rescued in February 2018 from a house in northern Malaysia where she...

Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential election

Apr. 18, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he has won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory. Widodo, after meeting with parties in his...

The Latest: Indonesian president says he won re-election

Apr. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on Indonesia's election (all times local): 6 p.m. Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he's the winner of the country's presidential election with preliminary results showing he received 54% of the vote. He told reporters about 20 leaders of nations from Southeast Asia...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him

Apr. 18, 2019 6:32 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he won election with 54% of votes, world leaders have called to congratulate him.

AP Photos: 193 million voters across 17,000 Indonesian isles

Apr. 17, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

The Indonesian presidential election is the world's biggest direct vote for a national leader. This year the already vast exercise became even bigger with elections for the Senate and national, provincial and district legislatures held simultaneously. Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of 17,000 islands that...

Indonesia's Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Apr. 17, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five-year term, preliminary election results showed Wednesday, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric of his rival, Prabowo Subianto. Vote counts from five independent survey groups showed Widodo with a clear...

The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity after election

Apr. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on Indonesia's presidential and legislative elections (all times local): 5 p.m. Both candidates in Indonesia's presidential election have addressed supporters after preliminary results showed President Joko Widodo leading his rival Prabowo Subianto by about 10 points....

Indonesia president says he's aware of preliminary election results showing him in lead but waiting for official figures

Apr. 17, 2019 6:11 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia president says he's aware of preliminary election results showing him in lead but waiting for official figures.

Vote counts from 5 independent survey groups show Indonesian President Joko Widodo has clear lead over rival

Apr. 17, 2019 5:07 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Vote counts from 5 independent survey groups show Indonesian President Joko Widodo has clear lead over rival.