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How will Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general who's never held elective office, lead Indonesia?

Feb. 16, 2024 10:00 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign leaders congratulated Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto on his apparent victory in Indonesia's presidential election, while rights activists called him a threat. But how he'll govern remains uncertain after a campaign in which he made few concrete promises...

Indonesian activists protest ex-general's win in presidential election and allege massive fraud

Feb. 16, 2024 08:50 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Protesters marched in Indonesia’s capital on Friday demanding the election authority stop Prabowo Subianto from taking office as the next president and claiming widespread electoral fraud. Subianto, a former general linked to past human rights abuses,...

Families of Indonesian activists tortured by soldiers 25 years ago shocked at general's election win

Feb. 16, 2024 00:49 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Families of Indonesian activists who were kidnapped and tortured by the military 25 years ago demanded justice in a protest Thursday and expressed shock over the apparent presidential victory of Prabowo Subianto, whom they blamed for the atrocities. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Feb. 15, 2024 21:30 PM EST

Feb. 9-15, 2024 Indonesian voters chose a new president. Farmers marched to India's capital asking for a guaranteed minimum support price for all farm produce. People celebrated the Lunar New Year and the start of the Chinese year of the dragon. This photo gallery...

Who is Prabowo Subianto, the former general who's Indonesia's next president?

Feb. 15, 2024 05:55 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A wealthy ex-general with ties to both Indonesia's popular outgoing president and its dictatorial past looks set to be its next leader. He's promised to continue the outgoing president's widely popular policies, but his human rights record has activists and some analysts...

Former Indonesian general linked to human rights abuses claims victory in presidential election

Feb. 14, 2024 20:58 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A former general linked to past human rights abuses claimed victory Wednesday in Indonesia’s presidential election, a result that would raise questions about the commitment to democratic values in the sprawling island nation that is the world’s third-largest...

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial tallies

Feb. 14, 2024 08:03 AM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto claims victory in Indonesia's presidential election based on unofficial tallies.

Voting in Indonesia's election for president and other offices has closed with no major problems

Feb. 14, 2024 01:08 AM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Voting in Indonesia's election for president and other offices has closed with no major problems.

Stock market today: Asian shares drop after disappointing US inflation data sends Dow down

Feb. 14, 2024 00:15 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Shares declined Wednesday in Asia after disappointingly high U.S. inflation data sent stocks sliding on Wall Street, raising prospects that interest rates will remain elevated for longer. Regional market watchers were paying close attention to the outcome of the...

Indonesia's president, who mingles with people and listens to Metallica, still popular in last term

Feb. 13, 2024 23:39 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo’s phenomenal rise from a riverside slum, where he grew up, to the presidency of Indonesia spotlighted how far the world’s third-largest democracy had veered from a brutal authoritarian era decades ago. With his second and final five-year...