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Ignasius Jonan is new Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources

President Jokowi Widodo has appointed Ignasius Jonan, the former transportation minister, as his new Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. Jonan replaces Archandra Tahar who was dismissed in August. The […]

Energy Minister removed

Archandra Tahar, the recently appointed energy and mineral resources minister, has been removed from his post because he allegedly holds dual US and Indonesian citizenship. Mr Tahar was appointed on […]

President Widodo reshuffles his Cabinet

President Jokowi Widodo has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet. Thirteen ministerial posts have been affected and the new ministers will be inaugurated at the State Palace today at […]

Indonesia holds first simultaneous local elections

Indonesia is holding its first simultaneous local elections today when 269 of the 537 leaderships for local government will be elected. This includes nine governors and their vice-governors in the […]

Joko carries out long awaited Cabinet reshuffle

President Joko Widodo has replaced six of his ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle which has been a matter of speculation for several months. Less than a year after taking office […]

Indonesian President attacks world order at Asian African Summit

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia opened the 2015 Asian African Summit yesterday with a speech that questioned the role of the United Nations and called for a new world economic […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Indonesia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Indonesia. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Jokowi presents full list of new Cabinet

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced a 34 member Cabinet in what is being described as his “Work Cabinet” following comments made in his inauguration speech. There had been a […]

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s Seventh President

Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) was sworn in today as Indonesia’s Seventh President with Jusuf Kalla as his Vice-President. The inauguration of the new President went smoothly despite threats that […]

Energy Minister stands down

Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has accepted the resignation of his Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik. Wacik has been named as an extortion suspect by the Corruption […]

Joko Widodo elected President

Governor of Jakarta and candidate for the Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle (PDI-P) Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla of the Party of the Functional Groups (Golkar) […]

Presidential 2014

An election took place on 9 July 2014. Joko Widodo (Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle) 53.15% Prabowo Subianto (Great Indonesia Movement Party) 46.85% Registered electors: 193,944,150 Votes: 133,574,277 Turnout: 69.58% Source: […]

Presidential vote too tight to call

The third largest democracy in the world will be voting today for a new President and Vice-President. Indonesia consists of 6,000 inhabited islands spread across 5,150 kilometres of ocean. A […]

Presidential race gets close

The Indonesian Presidential election due to take place on 9th July is getting more heated and less easy to predict as the campaign continues. The second of a series of […]

Chairul Tanjung is new Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has appointed Chairul Tanjung as the new Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs. He replaces Hatta Rajasa who resigned last week to become a Vice-Presidential candidate running […]

Hatta Rajasa to resign

Hatta Rajasa, the Coordinating Minister for Economics, has announced that he is to resign his portfolio today. The Jakarta Post reports that his decision is because he has decided to […]

General election results announced

The official results for the 9th April general election were published by the General Elections Commission yesterday. The results are very close to those taken by exit polls on the […]

Haggling may be necessary as PDI-P fall short of target

Although official results won’t be released until 9th May it does not look as though the Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle (PDI-P) has not received enough votes for their Presidential […]