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2018 Parliamentary Elections in East Timor

For the second time within the span of a year, the citizens of East Timor have elected a new Parliament. As the parliamentary elections on 22 June 2017 failed to produce a clear majority and a stable government, the President called for a new ballot to be held on 12 May 2018. This was the fifth parliamentary elections since the country gained independence. more…

Jan Senkyr, Dustin Jung | July 10, 2018

Taur Matan Ruak, the New President of East Timor

People in East Timor saw the election year 2012 nervously and with discomfort. They were afraid that violence will occur, if the fragile functionality of their country is tested once again. However, based on the end of the president’s election, there were no reasons to be worried. The second round of the election on April 16th went peacefully and showed a clear result. The detailed publication can be read below (in German only). more…

Dr. Jan Woischnik, Ines Burghardt | April 18, 2012

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 | 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 | 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 | May 6, 2009


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