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. 

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.

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.

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

Labor’s strong showing in opinion polls is deceptive because it depends very much on Greens preferences, and the situation is also complicated by recent changes to electoral boundaries in Victoria, writes Denis Muller

The most sophisticated e-voting technology in the world will be rolled out for some early voters in the coming Victorian election. Vanessa Teague explains how it works.

There was plenty of money and promises, but overall the Liberal Party's campaign launch was lacklustre and without a game-changing moment, Denis Muller writes. 

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.

Many dark and murky corners remain in Indian politics, but 'The Common Man's Party' - AAP - has changed the political landscape, regardless of how it fares in the final count. 

Joy Purkayastha

More than a million Victorians will be excluded from voting in the November 29 state election. Heath Pickering says it's time to include children in the voting pool.

Helen Pausacker goes through the key facts and figures for Indonesia's Legislative Election tomorrow. 

They both wore blue suits, showed discipline and sang from the campaign songbook. Andrea Carson on the 'tepid and predicatable' leaders' debate.

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

 

The media is backing the Denis Napthine-led Coalition to govern Victoria for another four years, despite opinion polls showing voters are likely to toss out his government at tomorrow’s election.

Indonesian voters are looking for parties that can deliver clean governance, lower corruption and address popular welfare issues, said Tim Lindsey in an interview with ABC News 24 yesterday.

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