Analysis

Revisit the Election Watch/ University of Melbourne School of Government expert forum reflecting on the Indonesian and Indian elections and what they mean for Australia.

If Joko Widodo’s narrow victory in Indonesia’s third direct presidential election is confirmed, it may be seen as pivotal moment for Indonesian democracy. Tim Lindsey

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.
Nick Reece

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.

As a series of debates between the Indonesian Presidential candidates kicks off, Dave McRae critiques their opening round performances - and reads between the lines.

Jokowi and Prabowo both claim to have won the election. How can this be? Diane Zhang explains why the weight of credible quick counts stands with Jokowi, and looks at what lies ahead for Indonesia.

Helen Pausacker goes through the key facts and figures for Indonesia's Legislative Election tomorrow. 

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

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

Jokowi dan Prabowo masing-masing mengklaim diri sebagai pemenang Pilpres 2014. Bagaimana hal ini bisa terjadi? Diane Zhang menguraikan mengapa sejumlah quick count yang kredibel memenangkan Jokowi, serta apa implikasinya bagi Indonesia ke depan.

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.

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.

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. 

With the official naming of the next President still six days away, Indonesian "netizens" concerned about election honesty have taken activism to a new level, uploading raw "real count" data and tallying it themselves. Lily Yulianti Farid explains.

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.

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