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"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.

From humble beginnings, presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo has made his "can do" reputation first in business and then in politics. Helen Pausacker explores the history that has shaped him.

Many influential Indonesians perceive Australia as arrogant. Overcoming this is an immediate challenge, and reminds us much depends on how Australia handles bilateral relations under a new president, says Dave McRae. Image: Getty

Last week's parlimentary election did not boost the hopes of those seeking reform in Indonesia, argues Dirk Tomsa. This is a summary of his presentation to the University of Melbourne forum "The Indonesian Election: What Really Happened".

 

Jokowi's early lead has vanished, and now this polarising presidential election is too close to call, says Dave McRae.

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

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

The presidential candidate from PDI-P, Jokowi, encourages people to exercise their voting rights on election day.

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 unanimous and unequivocal decision of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court last week has finally brought Indonesia’s presidential election process to a close.  The victory of Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and, his deputy, former vice president,  Jusuf Kalla, is now widely accepted as legitimate, says Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne Law School, Professor Tim Lindsey.

On Monday April 14, a quartet of Australia's foremost Indonesian experts gave their views on the recent Indonesian legislative elections at a public forum at the Melbourne Law School. View video and summaries of that event here.

Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto has raised eyebrows by declaring direct elections a Western import.
Dave McRae
 

Presidential frontrunner 'Jokowi' is urging a "mental revolution" to a more optimistic, self-sustaining, self-believing Indonesia, invoking the language and ideas of the Sukarno era, observes Katharine McGregor.

Image: President Sukarno, Washington DC, 1956.

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.

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