Bollywood actress-turned model Meghna Patel has staged a nude photo shoot in support of BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.

Prabowo, the presidential candidate and leader of Gerindra Party, promises to restore Indonesia's nationalism in this ad calling for his election to the presidency.

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 

Spring Street's best journalists, along with commentators from both sides of politics joined Election Watch for a night of analysis and debate of the issues affecting Victorian voters. Watch it here.

Now the Labor leadership question is resolved, let's talk about policy.
Helen Sullivan

Australians will go to the polls on September 7, after what promises to be a bruising five week election campaign.
Cathy Harper

Negative ads seem to work, which is why political parties use them. 
Associate Professor Sally Young

Independent candidates are a visible presence in this election. But will they be as effective for their constituents as those from major parties?
Charles Everist

Is the new Aam Aadmi Party — or "common man's party" — Middle Class Radicalism or India’s New Political Zeitgeist?
Amitabh Mattoo

As voting in the epic five-week ballot reaches the half-way mark, Nicholas Reece and Souresh Roy provide a formguide to the parties to watch - their histories, their values, their prospects.

 

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.

Greens candidate for Melbourne Ellen Sandell urges voters to help make history by electing the first Greens MP to Victoria's lower house. 

A reformed journalist's memories from an election campaign bus
Margo Kingston

Where will the result of the federal election leave the issue of gay marriage?
Claire Boland

Voters got some insights from last night's people's forum. 
James Gray

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