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The Democratic Party's (Partai Demokrat, PD) pro-people programs, specifically its assistance for fishermen and education, are the focus of this campaign ad.

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.

Sofyan Syamsul, a photographer in South Sulawesi, shares snapshots at the #pemilu2014 polls from the city of Makassar, East Indonesia.

 

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.

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.  

In this, the first of a series of papers from the Electionwatch/CILIS 2 July seminar, Jemma Purdey explores the carefully pitched strategy behind Prabowo and his Gerindra party.

Picture: Muhammad Nur Abdurrahman 

Partai Keadilan dan Sejahtera, otherwise known as PKS or the Justice and Prosperous Party, have been targeting younger voters in the lead up to the 2014 elections, like this ad above. 

Indonesia's politically ambitious media moguls have not been shy of exploiting their platforms and connections in their own interests. But audiences - and voters - are not amused. Lily Yulianti Farid.

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.

Fronted by former President BJ Habibie, this ad calls for voters to consider female candidates in their voting considerations. The ad was produced by the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection and funded by the UNDP.  

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

Lily Farid summarises the key points out of Gerindra's election manifesto.

Prabowo is the more worldly traveller, but Jokowi is more vocal on foreign relations. Colin Brown analyses the implications for the wider world of this week's poll.

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.

Poor handling of spying revelations and a unilateral ‘stop the boats’ policy have aroused Indonesian ire. Icy relations seem set to endure with PM Abbott's decision not to go to Bali. Tim Lindsey explains.

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