President-elect Joko Widodo has again come up with an innovative idea; one that is unheard of in the history of Indonesian politics. Indonesia’s future leader is asking the public to add its two cents in filling out his cabinet, and in the process, revealing the potential nominees.
Just a week before Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared Indonesia’s president-elect, seven political parties supporting his rival, Prabowo Subianto, declared a so-called permanent coalition, that would bind them politically to the former Army general for the next five years.
Political analysts and supporters of President-Elect Joko Widodo have lashed out at the Democratic Party after several of its top officials backed a call by losing candidate Prabowo Subianto for a legislative inquiry into allegations of systemic fraud in the electoral process.
The campaign team of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has reported the North Jakarta office of the General Elections Commission, or KPU, to the police because, a spokesman said, the commission had lost evidence of voter fraud submitted by the team.