After politicians rejected proposed changes to the election nominations, manoeuvres ahead of the 2019 Indonesian Presidential election are underway.
Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
Relocating Indonesia’s capital will not relocate Jakarta’s existing problems. Joko Widodo’s administration needs to face these problems head-on.
Indonesia increases protection over their natural assets in the South China Sea. The move is part of Widodo’s two-pronged approach to dealing with China: court them for investment, but prepare the military for the worst.
Indonesia’s largest ever corruption scandal claims more government scalps. Nothing will stop the KPK from cleaning up Indonesia’s graft problem.
There is no clear winner in the race to be Jakarta’s next governor and the election must go to a second round, say unofficial results. The incumbent Ahok seems to have polled in the lead but can a Christian really continue to govern Jakarta’s increasingly conservative Muslim majority?
One of Indonesia’s richest men says he is considering throwing his hat into the ring for the next presidential election. He believes his business sense and strategic friendships could do great things for the country’s biggest problems.
Fake news dominates Indonesia’s social media channels, prompting the government to step up measures to stop the misinformation that has already had dire effects on the country’s political landscape.
Indonesia missed its President’s target of 7% growth this year, mostly due to factors out of his control. But Jokowi is bouncing back with plans for more investment, infrastructure and reform.
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