We need to emphasize that, on both sides, McCawley said. By world standards,the election was surprisingly good. The election authorities in Indonesia were well-organized, the count was well-organized, and the ballot boxes have been protected. There is some dispute about some voting in some parts of Indonesia, but the best observers say any faults in the system are minor. And, they certainly do not undermine the overall result, he added. Comprehensive Partnership The U.S.
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A link has been sent. Done Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast 1 hour ago . . SEATTLE (AP) Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama on Tuesday embarked on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama landed Tuesday in Seattle at the start of a three-day West Coast trip, where he’ll also visit San Francisco and Los Angeles and plans to attend at least five fundraising events, less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington’s balance of power.
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Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama congratulates Indonesia’s Widodo on election 43 minutes ago . View photo Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo (C) prepares to address supporters at a rally in Jakarta on July 23, 2014 (AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad) Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama has called Joko Widodo to congratulate him on his victory in Indonesia’s “free and fair” presidential elections, the White House said Wednesday. During the conversation on Tuesday night, “President Obama told President-elect Widodo that he looks forward to meeting him at the earliest opportunity and to working with him to deepen the US-Indonesia partnership, expand ties between our two peoples, and promote our shared objectives in Asia and around the world,” the White House said. After a lengthy vote count, Widodo — the reform-minded governor of Jakarta — was on Tuesday declared the winner of the July 9 election by more than six percentage points.
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“People who really need government to work for them on their behalf, they withdraw, they opt out, and that makes government even more dysfunctional,” he said. Obama landed Tuesday in Seattle at the start of a three-day West Coast trip, embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him raising money for his fellow Democrats. He will also visit San Francisco and Los Angeles, less than four months ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington’s balance of power. The trip comes as Obama is dealing with a series of high-profile tests of his presidency, from Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the Southern U.S. border. The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last week, the eruption of war in Gaza between Israelis and Palestinians, and the humanitarian crisis caused by the influx of Central American minors seeking to cross the border has put a strain on the White House.
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11, 2011 file photo, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie welcomes President Barack Obama HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor’s bid for re-election. In the ad, Obama uses the Hawaiian word for family, saying Abercrombie is “like ohana to me.” The president says Abercrombie knew his parents “before I was a twinkle in their eye.” Obama says the governor has made gutsy decisions leading Hawaii, tackled a budget crisis, made smart investments in education and fought for middle class and working families. Abercrombie’s campaign paid image source for the ad.