Jakarta calls for calm in its easternmost territory –– where insurgency against Indonesian rule has simmered for decades –– following riots triggered by detention of dozens of Papuan students in Java at weekend.
Opposition protests that started peacefully against the poll results turned violent, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd in a main street in the capital. Independent observers have said the poll was free and fair.
The Election Commission announces Joko Widodo won 55.5 percent of the vote in the April 17 election and his challenger former general Prabowo Subianto 45.5 percent.
More than 190 million Indonesians voted, with a record 245,000 candidates running for public office, in the world's third-biggest democracy, from the presidency and parliamentary seats to local positions.
Voting in the world’s largest Muslim country seen as referendum on incumbent, who faces a tougher challenge from 2014 political nemesis.
Challenger lags incumbent in most national surveys but analysts say his supporters are better organised and can mobilise block voting.
Indonesia's incumbent leader Joko Widodo faces off against ex-military general Prabowo Subianto in an election for president of the world's third-biggest democracy. The 2019 election is a re-run of the 2014 contest narrowly won by Widodo.
Incumbent president Joko Widodo calls on voters to be optimistic about economy even as GDP growth stays flat.
The 32-year-old environmentalist is among a crop of young leaders seeking legislative seats in world’s largest Muslim country.
Indonesia's various music styles could be the deciding factor for winning some hearts – and votes – for Indonesians as they head to the polls next week.
Indonesia's capital will inaugurate its first mass rapid transit system on Sunday, a $1.1 billion project seen as crucial to tackling some of the world's worst traffic congestion.
Last week, President Joko Widodo said Bashir, 81, would be granted early release on humanitarian grounds, citing his old age and poor health.
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