Indonesia's next president is unlikely to make major changes to the country's controversial mining rules, after major political parties backed an export ban that has led miners to halt $6 billion in annual mineral exports.
Indonesian voters still prefer a presidential or vice presidential candidate with a military background over a civilian, a recent poll concluded.
As Indonesia gears up for twin elections this year, the pivotal figure is a woman in her late sixties who has been trounced all three times that she has contested for president.
Aburizal Bakrie is busy shuttling around Indonesia to consolidate his powerful Golkar Party base ahead of the upcoming legislative elections, garnering support for his bid for the presidency.
Amidst controversy surrounding rumors of her resignation, Surabaya mayor Tri Rismaharini rose as another potential presidential candidate for the upcoming election.
Indonesia officials stepped up warnings of corruption ahead of elections this year, as the anti-money laundering watchdog said the country risks a “bureaucratic mafia” if dirty candidates get into parliament.
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.