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Indonesian parties in pact, clear way for top presidential candidate

By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - A small Indonesian political party has struck a deal with the main opposition party, clearing the way for its popular presidential candidate to run for the top job in July, a senior official of the smaller party said on Sunday.

Indonesia poll outcome dims economic reform hopes

Prospects for much-needed reforms in Southeast Asia's top economy are in doubt after a worse-than-expected election performance by the main opposition left Indonesia staring at an unwieldy coalition government, analysts warn. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) won around 19 percent of the vote at Wednesday's elections, according to initial results, putting it in first place but with less than the 25-30 percent expected.

Indonesia election poll shows no easy PDI-P win, rise in Islamic party support

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Rieka Rahadiana JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesians voted for a new parliament on Wednesday with initial counts showing the main opposition party ahead but less convincingly than expected, meaning it might have to make deals with other parties to nominate its candidate for president.

Indonesia vote to set governor on course for presidency

Indonesians went to the polls Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to boost the main opposition and move their popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a step closer to becoming the country's next leader. Millions of voters streamed to polling stations across the sprawling archipelago, from eastern Papua -- where officials warned of delays due to problems transporting ballot boxes to mountainous areas -- to the main island of Java and Sumatra in the west.

Main parties in Indonesia's legislative elections

Twelve parties are competing nationwide at Indonesia's legislative elections on Wednesday, a vote which sets the stage for presidential polls in July. Here is a description of the main parties: - The Democratic Party - The party of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Democratic Party governs in coalition with five others. It was formed in 2001 as a means of carrying ex-general Yudhoyono to the presidency in 2004.

Indonesia's presidential favorite lacks only one thing - a policy platform

By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - In a sign Indonesians are coming to assume that the hugely popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo will be their next president, even the outgoing leader is pressing him to be more explicit about his policies before he is in office. It illustrates how, despite running the sprawling and messy Indonesian capital for 1-1/2 years, no one is sure what the presidency under a man widely known as Jokowi will look like.

'Tortured' Indonesian maid returns to Hong Kong

An Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer returned to the city on Monday for a medical examination to help the investigation of a case which sparked angry protests. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 23, was whisked through the airport surrounded by a dozen police officers, as several activists shouted "Justice for Erwiana!" The Indonesian consulate said she would undergo a full medical examination during her visit lasting about a week and stay in accommodation provided by Indonesian authorities.

Indonesian vote to set governor on course for presidency

Indonesians vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to set popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a fresh face in a country dominated by an ageing elite from the Suharto era, on course to become president in July. Known universally by his nickname of "Jokowi", 52-year-old Widodo has been a political phenomenon since he became the capital's leader in 2012, and has topped presidential opinion polls for months.

Main parties in Indonesia's legislative elections

Twelve parties are competing nationwide at Indonesia's legislative elections on Wednesday, a vote which sets the stage for presidential polls in July. Here is a description of the main parties: - The Democratic Party - The party of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Democratic Party governs in coalition with five others. It was formed in 2001 as a means of carrying ex-general Yudhoyono to the presidency in 2004.

Indonesian Islamic parties head for poll drubbing

Nisa Ariyani staunchly supported Indonesia's Muslim parties her whole life, throughout decades of authoritarian rule and at the three legislative elections after the country became democratic. But when tens of millions vote in parliamentary polls in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country on April 9, the 42-year-old teacher is set to join a growing number who will not cast their ballot for an Islamic party.
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