Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo’s immense popularity makes him the most promising candidate to win the presidential election, regardless of who is chosen as his running mate, an analyst said on Monday.
Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) members conducting a sweep of Governor Joko Widodo's official residence allegedly discovered listening devices spread throughout the residence in the second spying attempt on a prominent member of the opposition party, an official revealed on Thursday.
An Indonesian presidential victory by Joko Widodo would spark a rally in the rupiah, according to Malayan Banking and Morgan Stanley. There’s only one snag: the popular Jakarta governor hasn’t been selected to run yet.
If the Democratic Party had held hopes that its big-tent convention to select a presidential candiate for the upcoming national ballot would pass without in-fighting and distraction, the early signs following Gita Wirjawan's resignation as trade minister have not been promising for the beleagured ruling party.
Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan’s decision to step down from his ministerial position to focus on his ambitions of become a presidential candidate from the Democratic Party continued to draw mixed reactions from the country’s public figures.
A major faction of the National Awakening Party (PKB) on Thursday declared former Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla as a third contender for its presidential nomination for this year's election.
Indonesia’s eligible voters favor younger presidential candidates compared to older, more experienced politicians, a survey has found.
Dahlan Iskan, the minister for state-owned enterprises, has expressed confidence he will emerge victorious in the Democratic Party’s ongoing process to select a presidential candidate.
A landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court that effectively opens the 2019 presidential race up to all eligible parties regardless of their numbers in the House of Representatives was slammed on Friday by presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto's Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) party as not going far enough.