Indonesia’s smaller political parties are set to play a key role in July’s presidential race after faring better than forecast in a parliamentary election, complicating the campaign of frontrunner Joko Widodo.
The party of Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo said it is open to a coalition with nationalist groups after unofficial parliamentary-election results indicated it lacks support to nominate the nation’s next leader by itself.
Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo may need to form a coalition to get elected, with the country’s main opposition party taking an unexpectedly slim lead in unofficial estimates after a parliamentary vote.
Free noodles are no longer enough to curry favor with Indonesian voters. Offers of insurance, loans and medical checkups have emerged in a months-long campaign that is forecast to boost economic growth.