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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.

How voters respond to the spoken, and unspoken, language of masculinity permeating the Indonesian campaign will provide a telling glimpse into the national mindset, argues Hani Yulindrasari.

Del Irani from the ABC Australia Network program #talkaboutit spent time at the University of Melbourne in mid-April talking with students about their views on the Indonesian elections.

Our respected observers have been busy providing detailed analysis of Joko Widodo's apparant election victory election and the implications for Indonesia and Australia. LIVE BLOG

"Jokowi for President" is the latest and the most popular political campaign ad from the PDI-P, following Jokowi's official announcement to run for presidency on 14 March 2014.

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