Indonesia

Mother and Daughter. Photo by AK. Jailani

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Indonesians Elect a new President

July 31, 2014

On July 22, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. the General Election Commission of Indonesia (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) declared Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla winners of the July 9, 2014 presidential election. Of the 135 million votes cast Jokowi received 71 million, taking 53.15% of the valid votes and winning by a 6.3% margin. 

The photo gallery highlights some of the key events on that day. You can also view the images on our Flickr profile

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Final Results of the 2014 Presidential Election in Indonesia Announced

July 22, 2014

Tomorrow, July 22, the seven remaining provincial election commissions will present their results for approval, with the expectation that the final national result will be announced on Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m. (Jakarta time).

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Indonesia’s Presidential Election Nears Official Result

July 21, 2014

Tomorrow, July 22, the seven remaining provincial election commissions will present their results for approval, with the expectation that the final national result will be announced on Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m. (Jakarta time).

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IFES President Visits Medan, Indonesia, to Support Women’s Leadership Program

July 18, 2014

Following Indonesia’s July 9 presidential election, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney travelled to Medan in North Sumatra to meet with some of the participants of IFES’ women’s leadership program. The program, implemented in partnership with the Center for Political Studies, Department of Political Science (Puskapol) at the University of Indonesia, aims to address the lack of representation in the field of electoral administration in Indonesia and prepare women to serve in different positions in electoral administration.

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Indonesia Presidential Election Visit Program

July 16, 2014

On July 9, 2014, as part of the IFES Indonesia Presidential Election Visit Program, IFES Indonesia Program Officer Marti Yusnida and Katie Ryan visited Rutan Pondok Women’s Prison in Jakarta with a group of female diplomats. In Indonesia, unlike many other countries, prisoners serving a custodial sentence have the right to vote.

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AGENDA – General Election Network for Disability Access Election Monitoring Mission for Presidential Election

July 10, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) conducted an election monitoring mission today for the presidential election in Indonesia. The election monitoring mission focused only on aspects of accessibility for persons with disabilities.

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Elections in Indonesia: 2014 Presidential Elections

July 02, 2014

Indonesians return to the polls for the second time this year on July 9.

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The 2014 Indonesian Presidential Election

June 19, 2014

Following legislative elections on April 9, Indonesians return to the polls on July 9 to elect a new President. The race between Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and retired General Prabowo Subianto offers Indonesians a stark choice between candidates hailing from different backgrounds. With presidential elections in Indonesia primarily focused on personality over party, both candidates are working to build an image they believe voters will trust.

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Indonesia’s April 2014 Legislative Elections

April 24, 2014

On April 9th, the world's fourth most populous nation held its fourth legislative elections since returning to democracy in 1999. Indonesia's colorful elections are the largest and most complex single day election event in the world.  More than 70 percent of the 187 million registered voters cast more than half a billion ballots in nearly half a million polling stations on more than 8,000 inhabited islands. Balloting started after dawn and election officials had completed the counting process at the polling station level long before dusk, but the lengthy aggregation process means that official results will not be known until more than a month after the elections, providing a tense period for more than 200,000 candidates as fewer than ten percent of them will win.

 

For more information on the Indonesian election, visit the Indonesia Election Portal and read IFES’ FAQs.