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SBY Remains Indonesia's President

Indonesia has made its vote. As it seems, its final one. According to the first projections, incumbent Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) has been reelected on July 8 with 62% of the votes. This clear-cut victory of the team SBY-Boediono makes a second ballot redundant. more…

Winfried Weck | Country Reports | August 19, 2009

Presidential elections in Indonesia

Team Yudhoyono-Boediono with good chances to win

After the official release of final results for the parliamentary elections on April 9, the parties have finalized their negotiations about candidates and coalitions for the presidential elections on July 8. more…

Britta Gutschmidt | Country Reports | May 19, 2009

Indonesia has made its vote

Partei Demokrat turns out strong in 2009 parliamentary elections

The national-liberal party Demokrat of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is according to the most current counting of ballots with 20,2% of votes the strongest party of the parliamentary elections on April 9, 2009. In comparison to 2004, the party could triple its share of votes (7,5% at the time). The leading party of the last elections, vice president Kalla's Golkar party experienced a drastic drop from 21,6% to now 14,9% and came in third place. The party PDI-P of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri became second largest party but also had to suffer a drop in votes from 18,5% to 15,0%. more…

Britta Gutschmidt | Country Reports | May 6, 2009

Islamism against Pluralism - The pornography law in Indonesia

Following a debate that has lasted for years, the Indonesian parliament has passed the 'Pornography law' on October 30 despite severe protests more…

Britta Gutschmidt | Country Reports | November 13, 2008

Ost Timor on the path to normality

After more than two years of instability and insecurity, one can experience a positive, forward-looking atmosphere in the capital city of Dili again. The times resembling civil war with refugee camps covering all free spots of the city and gang criminality seem - at least for now - have its end. For the first time since the start of agitations in May 2006, a visitor does not seem to confront a constant personal threat. more…

Winfried Weck | Country Reports | October 28, 2008