The former governor of Jakarta was elected Indonesian president in 2014 before winning a second term in 2019. Colloquially known as Jokowi, he has cast himself as an economic reformer committed to reducing red tape while also seeking foreign investment for major infrastructure projects. Security issues remain a priority as Indonesia continues to combat Islamic militancy. Widodo will also oversee the movement of the Indonesian capital from Jakarta to a new city in Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.
Confusion over Jokowi’s legacy project to shift the nation’s capital, as well as ‘election drama’ and high interest rates are pushing investors to adopt a wait-and-see approach, critics say.
Firli Bahuri, head of the Corruption Eradication Commission, is the latest official in the administration of President Joko Widodo to face corruption allegations.
The recently signed US-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership shows the lack of potential for bilateral economic ties to deepen.
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Indonesia’s Chief Justice has been ordered to step down over ethical violations in a court ruling that paved the way for President Joko Widodo’s eldest son to run as vice-president.
Six judges were found to have violated an ethics code in their October ruling that meant Joko Widodo’s son Gibran, 36, could try for the vice presidency – the judges had decided that a minimum age requirement of 40 need not apply.
As the ruling PDI-P openly discusses a split from President Joko Widodo, there are doubts if the party can still retain its stronghold in parts of Java.
Campaigning is likely to spotlight political dynasties, Indonesia’s new capital Nunsantara, youth and Muslim voters, and intra party rivalry in the ruling party.
All three candidates share some common policy platforms, but they differ on their economic strategies, campaign rhetoric – and desire to preserve the outgoing president’s legacy.
Last week, a court ruling cleared the way for the eldest son of President Joko Widodo to run as a vice presidential candidate. The court’s chief judge, Anwar Usman, is the president brother-in-law, and uncle to Gibran Rakabuming Raka.
The Indonesian president on Tuesday described the rupiah’s recent depreciation as ‘safe’, while warning of the potential for soaring oil prices and capital outflows to affect the economy.
The ruling came one week after the Constitutional Court carved out an exception to the law’s minimum age, allowing Prabowo Subianto, 72, to choose his preferred vice presidential candidate.
The PDI-P could use Gibran’s political inexperience and call to preserve Indonesia’s democracy as a way to weaken Prabowo’s campaign, observers say.
Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the 36-year-old eldest son of Joko Widodo, will be a vice presidential candidate, running alongside defence minister and presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto in the February polls.
Indonesia’s ruling party has picked an Islamic scholar as its VP candidate amid expectations of Jokowi’s eldest son entering the election race.
Gibran Rakabuming Raka, son of outgoing leader Joko Widodo, ‘is certainly one of the strongest’ potential running mates for presidential hopeful Prabowo Subitano, according to a Gerindra party official.
Jokowi’s eldest son may run as VP in next year’s election after a controversial constitutional court ruling creates a “bad precedent” for Indonesian democracy.
Joko Widodo looks to be hedging his bets between the top two candidates to succeed him as president in February’s election – and nurturing a dynasty that would ensure a lasting influence.
Hashim Djojohadikusumo says that compared to Prabowo’s rivals in the presidential race, his brother has vast experience and an extensive network.
‘Continuity’ means Indonesia will remain neutral amid ‘great-power competition’, says Hashim Djojohadikusumo at the Post’s Hong Kong-Asean Summit 2023.
The Indonesian president has sent in the army to fight forest fires causing widespread haze that has triggered complaints from Singapore and Malaysia.
Experts believe the ban will not last, given the economic heft of TikTok in Indonesia, and urged improving regulation instead.
A Chinese-backed economic zone on an Indonesian island south of Singapore is facing stiff resistance from residents who face eviction and an uncertain future.
TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, said in a statement that it will stop facilitating e-commerce transactions on TikTok Shop Indonesia on October 4 to comply with the country’s new rules about trade on social media.