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.
Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo tapped former vice president Jusuf Kalla as his running mate for July elections, as his main opponent formed a coalition with the country’s second-biggest party.
The dollar fell against a basket of major peers for the first time in four days as Treasury yields declined on speculation the European Central Bank will introduce easing measures to boost the region’s economy.
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.
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.