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For many young voters, the pemilu on April 9 was a 'fun activity' full of selfies and cheap coffee, writes Lily Yulianti Farid, who reports on the mood from polling stations across the country.

Sofyan Syamsul, an East Indonesia-based photographer, followed Jokowi's running mate Jusuf Kalla on the campaign trail in her home town of Makassar.

The biggest surprise of the Indonesian poll was not, Ucu Martanto argues, the muted 'Jokowi' factor, but the large increase in voter turnout.

While most major media and expert pundits say Joko Widodo will be the next Indonesian President, Prabowo Subianto is also claiming victory tonight. Lily Yulianti Farid reports.

The yearning of Indonesia's growing middle-class for an administration that is clean, competent and tackles endemic corruption seems set to stir a watershed vote, writes Tim Lindsey.

With only two candidates in the field, and their running mates and coalitions finally declared, Lily Yulianti Farid provides a formguide to the race to the Presidential Palace. Image: Getty

Joko Widodo will take his place as President of Indonesia on 20 October. Dave McRae looks ahead to what Indonesia, Australia and the world might expect expect from his Presidency. Image: Getty

Initial poll results from Indonesia have people questioning the 'Jokowi Effect', writes Dave McRae.

One candidate accuses the Australian Government of  “phobia”, the other of a “lack of trust”. As Avery Poole explains, the signals for Australia-Indonesia relations are not good, regardless of who wins on 9 July. 

The PDI-P has successfully wooed voters with a pitch capitalising on national pride in "The Great Indonesia". Lily Yulianti Farid summarises its policies.

The votes have been cast. Now, what does it all mean? An election night snapshot from
Tim Lindsey.

Under the law, quotas for female representation in Indonesia appear remarkably progressive. In reality, the political realm is still hard going for women, Lily Yulianti Farid explains.

As political campaigns become more slick, the price of party success skyrockets, encouraging corruption. Thomas Reuter explores how this plays out in Indonesia, and suggests some solutions.

Infuriated Prabowo Subianto has formally challenged the election result, but the odds of his claim succeeding are stacked high against him. Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt explain why. Image: Getty

Joko Widodo is seen as the most committed to human rights of Indonesia’s potential leaders, but what priority the next Government will give to dealing with the nation's dark history remains unclear, writes Katharine McGregor and Jemma Purdey.

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