Analysis

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.

Indonesians are among the most enthusiastic users of social media in the world, and their tweets and posts are having a powerful effect on the 2014 election. But candidates seduced by virtual campaigning still risk losing critical constituencies, argues Ismail Fahmi

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.

Religion played an unprecedented role in the 2014 Indonesian election campaign. Ahmad Imam Mujadid Rais explores how and why faith became a political weapon, and ponders the implications.

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