Analysis

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 University of Melbourne's Professor Tim Lindsey talks to the ABC's Phillip Adams about the wash-up of last week's election, and why the charismatic favorite 'Jokowi' is still shaping up as the most likely next president after 9 July.

A former special forces commander with noble lineage but a past with allegations of human rights abuses, Prabowo Subianto is reinventing himself as a champion of the people as he campaigns to be the next Indonesian President. By Helen Pausacker

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

Professor Tim Lindsey spoke with ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams on Late Night Live about who may succeed current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. 

The Gerindra party's strong showing in last week's poll was largely bankrolled by Prabowo Subianto's family coffers. Thomas Reuter explores alternatives for funding future campaigns. 

University of Melbourne Indonesia specialist Dr Dave McRae contemplates the implications of Tony Abbott's visit to Jakarta on the relationship between the two nations. Image: Getty

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

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.

The focus on human rights in this years election campaign has shifted away from apologies for past abuses to the public seeking improvements to their quality of life writes Vannessa Hearman.  

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.

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