Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo won the support of the National Awakening Party, boosting his presidency bid by forming a coalition that captured more than a third of the vote in last month’s parliamentary election.
Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo’s party prevailed in official results of the nation’s April parliamentary elections, while falling short of the threshold needed for him to run without a coalition.
Wojciech Jaruzelski, the communist leader and army general who imposed martial law in Poland to suppress the Solidarity movement in 1981 before ceding power eight years later as his regime collapsed, has died. He was 90.
Germany’s states sought to ban the far-right National Democratic Party, petitioning the country’s highest court to rule its aims and activities unconstitutional a decade after an earlier attempt to outlaw the group failed.
Egypt’s ruling party won the country’s parliamentary election by a landslide, eliminating its main Islamist rival ahead of next year’s presidential poll that may see the first leadership change in 30 years.
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, the frontrunner for Indonesia’s presidency, secured the backing of the National Democratic Party to ensure he has enough support to stand as a candidate in July elections.