Tuesday, October 22, 2019
News

Indonesia votes to elect president, parliamentarians

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Jakarta | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Voters in Indonesia began voting on Wednesday as polling stations opened in the east of the vast archipelagic country to select a new president and members of the parliament.

Voters in the eastern province of Papua lined up to cast their ballots at 7 a.m., which is two hours ahead of Jakarta, Xinhua news agency reported.

The two-horse race presidential election pits incumbent President Joko Widodo against his populist challenger Prabowo Subianto.

President Widodo picks Muslim cleric Ma'aruf Amin as running mate, while rival former general Prabowo Subianto pairs with former businessman and deputy governor of Jakarta, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, according to the general election commission.

Widodo emphasises the importance of more economic stability and business friendly environment, while Probowo is apt to approach more protectionism to champion people's prosperity.

Meanwhile, over 245,000 candidates supported by 16 national political parties and four local parties are vying for more than 20,000 seats in the parliamentary elections during the the world's biggest single-day poll.

--IANS pgh/

( 173 Words)

2019-04-17-05:42:04 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Kovind visits Buddhist temple in Tokyo, ...
NMCG workshop to mull on ensuring 'peren...
'Pakistan to implement FATF action plan ...
Biden maintains double-digit lead in Dem...
Benjamin Netanyahu gives up effort to fo...
British Speaker blocks new vote on Johns...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Exit polls are showing clear victory for...
Delhi: Auto driver held for cheating US ...
PMC Bank scam: Depositors stage protest ...
Will demand death sentence for killers o...
Delhi HC issues notice to EC, Centre on ...
Nothing unconstitutional about dividing ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
11-yr-old gets evicted from chess t... 
Sensex down 135 pts, Nifty IT index... 
Who is Bezos? Asks US student as Am... 
Infosys shares plunge 15% on whistl... 
Infosys must act with urgency: Expe... 
Not just 1 or 2, every player chipp... 
This Indian team under Virat is tou... 
SC grants bail to Chidambaram in IN...