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President of Indonesia

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Joko Widodo: President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is an Indonesian politician who is the seventh president of Indonesia. Elected in July 2014 as the first Indonesian president to not come from an elite political or military background, he was previously the Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012, and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.


Indonesia president denies compromising fight against graft

President Joko Widodo told Indonesians on Friday he would not compromise in the fight against graft, amid concerns over the officer picked to head the anti-corruption agency and proposed changes..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Joko Widodo

Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests [Video]Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests

An Indonesian man has embarked on a task of walking backwards for more than 435 miles. He hopes to raise awareness for the devastation left by deforestation in his journey to Jakarta, and get a..

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Indonesia president formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday formally proposed to parliament a plan to move the country's capital from Jakarta, on the crowded island of Java, to Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president will soon announce new cabinet for second term: media

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said he will soon announce a second term 34-minister cabinet, media reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president threatens to sack fire fighters if forest blazes not tackled

Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames. He also promised government funds for high-tech..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president bashes state power company over blackouts

Indonesia's state power company PLN should have had plans in place to prevent a major electricity blackout that affected 21 million customers in Jakarta and neighboring provinces, President Joko Widodo..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president tells cities to build waste-to-energy plants

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country's growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president pledges more infrastructure, investment in second term

Indonesia's recently re-elected President Joko Widodo on Sunday outlined his vision for a second term, pledging faster infrastructure development and more investment opportunities to create jobs and..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia: Widodo and Prabowo set differences aside on train ride

The president and opposition leader meet for the first time since a divisive poll that led to riots.
BBC News - Published

Indonesian woman jailed for reporting harassment to seek amnesty

An Indonesian woman sentenced to prison for reporting her employer for sexual harassment said on Monday she will ask President Joko Widodo for an amnesty.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president calls for unity after court upholds his election win

Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday upheld the victory of President Joko Widodo in April's election, dismissing allegations by the opposition that the vote to lead the world's third-biggest..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia presidential challenger says to accept court ruling

Indonesian presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto said on Thursday he accepted a decision by the Constitutional Court to uphold the victory of President Joko Widodo in April's election and urged his..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia court upholds President Widodo's victory in April election

Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday confirmed the victory of President Joko Widodo in April's presidential election, dismissing accusations of cheating by rival Prabowo Subianto.
Reuters - Published

Security ramped up as Indonesia court rules on disputed election

Indonesia's Constitutional Court will rule on Thursday on an opposition challenge to the official presidential election result after allegations the vote won by President Joko Widodo in the world's..
Reuters - Published

Tight security at Indonesia court as opposition pushes for fresh election

Lawyers for Indonesia's political opposition called on Friday for President Joko Widodo's election victory to be annulled, telling the Constitutional Court it had been achieved through "systematic..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian suspects detail alleged plot to kill top officials

Indonesian police on Tuesday aired video testimony from three suspects who alleged a retired soldier backing the political opposition had offered them money and, in one case, a family vacation to join..
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Indonesian rallies were coordinated to cause chaos, says president's chief of staff

Indonesian authorities believe different groups coordinated plans to exploit political rallies last week to cause chaos, which included a bid to create "martyrs" by shooting protesters, President Joko..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian protesters disperse after second night of post-election unrest

Calm returned to the streets of the Indonesian capital on Thursday after a second night of clashes between security forces and protesters angry about the outcome of last month's election, which handed..
Reuters - Published

Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month's election, the governor of the..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes

indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes
Police fired tear gas after peaceful mass rallies against the re-election of President Joko Widodo turned violent.
BBC News - Published

Indonesian police arrest at least 20 amid post-election violence

Indonesian police have arrested at least 20 people accused of provoking riots in Jakarta following official results showing President Joko Widodo had been re-elected, a police spokesman said on..
Reuters - Published

Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president's re-election

Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results confirmed President Joko Widodo's re-election, a Reuters witness said.
Reuters - Published

Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president's re-election

Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month's poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent who refused to concede as his supporters..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: How a dispute over Indonesia's election is likely to unfold

Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won last month's presidential poll, an official count showed, but the refusal of his opponent Prabowo Subianto to concede defeat has triggered the prospect..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president says he will lead all after confirmation of election win

Indonesian President Joko Widodo promised on Tuesday that he would be a leader for all of his country's people after official results from an April 17 election confirmed he had won a second five-year..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia opposition plans legal challenge after president's re-election confirmed

Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month's poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent Prabowo Subianto who has refused to..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo re-elected as president

indonesia election: joko widodo re-elected as president
President Joko Widodo wins a new term in Indonesia, amid fears of unrest and street protests.
BBC News - Published

Official count gives President Widodo victory in Indonesian election, opposition claim cheating

Incumbent President Joko Widodo won last month's Indonesian election with 55.5% of votes against 44.5% for his challenger, retired General Prabowo Subianto, the election commission's official count..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president says to go all out in second term to boost economic reform

Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged on Thursday to slim the government during his second term and cut red tape hampering investment to achieve an ambitious growth target in Southeast Asia's..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president aims for slimmer government in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday he aims to have a slimmer government in his second term to reduce inefficiencies and accelerate growth.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia election rivals toil in 'war rooms' to check ballots

In a low-rise Jakarta office block, young Indonesian supporters of President Joko Widodo sit hunched over screens to count photographed vote tallies from polling stations, two weeks after an election..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president plans to move capital city: planning minister

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has decided to move the capital of Southeast Asia's largest economy away from the crowded main island of Java, the planning minister said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president says may reshuffle cabinet before second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is considering reshuffling his cabinet before he is sworn in for a second five-year term in October, according to comments he made in an interview with the Tempo..
Reuters - Published

In Indonesia's election, the winner is Widodo - and Islam

Two months before this week's presidential election in Indonesia, prize-winning novelist Eka Kurniawan declared in an opinion column that "the Islamists have already won".
Reuters - Published

Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute

indonesia election: widodo declares victory amid dispute
The incumbent leader said he had clearly won the vote, despite his challenger's claims to the contrary.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia president declares poll win as rival does too, complaining of fraud

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy but his challenger also claimed he had won and complained of..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian challenger says evidence of widespread cheating in election

Indonesia's presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto said on Thursday that cheating had occurred across the country during this week's election, which unofficial results showed incumbent President Joko..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia President Joko Widodo declares victory in presidential race

Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world's third-largest democracy, saying unofficial results showed his ticket had got 54 percent of the popular vote..
Reuters - Published

As Indonesia president heads for poll win, police warn on security

Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared on course on Thursday for a second term, based on unofficial vote counts and despite the objections of his rival, while police vowed firm action against any..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian 'quick counts' underline Widodo poll win, markets rally

The prospect of another five years in office for President Joko Widodo cheered Indonesia's financial markets on Thursday after unofficial election results indicated a comfortable win for the incumbent.
Reuters - Published

Jokowi 2.0 could open Indonesia’s door to foreign investors

Foreign investors desperate for more access to Indonesia's huge market can take comfort from the re-election of Joko Widodo as president for a second and final term on Wednesday: according to..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Widodo looks set for election victory - challenger says no

Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as "quick count" results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he had won the popular vote and urged..
Reuters - Published

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