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Lily Farid summarises the key points out of Gerindra's election manifesto.

Prabowo is the more worldly traveller, but Jokowi is more vocal on foreign relations. Colin Brown analyses the implications for the wider world of this week's poll.

On the eve of the poll that matters, Dave McRae reflects on the campaign and attitudes of Indonesian voters as they head to the ballot box.

Poor handling of spying revelations and a unilateral ‘stop the boats’ policy have aroused Indonesian ire. Icy relations seem set to endure with PM Abbott's decision not to go to Bali. Tim Lindsey explains.

Over the howls of rival Prabowo's extraordinary protests, 'Jokowi' has secured the presidency by over 8 million votes in the official count. 

Indonesian voters are looking for parties that can deliver clean governance, lower corruption and address popular welfare issues, said Tim Lindsey in an interview with ABC News 24 yesterday.

The latest Gerindra Party campaign advertisement has voters dancing in the streets: 'I believe Indonesia will move forward'. You can watch it (translated) here.

Partai Golkar has advocated for greater economic development this election season, writes Lily Farid

On election day, Dave McRae reflects on the twists and turns of a campaign that defied all expectations, and contemplates the future - whatever the result.

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With almost half the world's population set to cast a vote in this year, 2014 is shaping up as one of democracy's biggest (and most challenging) years.
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New claims about the conduct of Operation Sovereign Borders has further eroded Indonesia's relationship with Australia, Indonesian politics analyst Professor Tim Lindsey has warned.

Professor Tim Lindsey analyses the election results with ABC Radio's The World Today,  CNBC Asia and Bloomberg and discusses what comes next for Jokowi.

Jokowi is seen as an honest politician who meets directly with the common man, but we're still not entirely sure what his leadership would mean for the future of Indonesia, writes Dave McRae.

 

There's some slick campaigning coming from the 'Jokowi-JK' PDI-P camp. Check out this latest television advertisement: 'Because we are the future'. (With English sub-titles.)

Party loyalty can sometimes be hard to find in cut-throat local campaigns to win seats in the next Parliament. Dave McRae shares some insights from the grassroots.

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