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. 

Joko Widodo will take his place as President of Indonesia on 20 October. Dave McRae looks ahead to what Indonesia, Australia and the world might expect expect from his Presidency. Image: Getty

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.

Infuriated Prabowo Subianto has formally challenged the election result, but the odds of his claim succeeding are stacked high against him. Tim Lindsey and Simon Butt explain why. Image: Getty

India's Melbourne-based intelligentsia gathered at the Australia India Institute today to watch the live feed of the count and dissect the Narendra Modi landslide.

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

The writing was long on the wall for a BJP win and a Congress rout. But the scale of it has left Modi supporters and detractors alike reeling. Was it a victory for policy, or strategy? Mosiqi Acharya investigates. 

Narendra Modi has never been part of India's cliquish political culture. But his BJP's aggressive, unwavering, focused strategy has capitalised on a dynasty's complacency and a nation's hopes. By Pradeep Taneja.

The monumental scale of the BJP's "Modi-slide" - and the humiliation of the ruling Congress party - is explicit in contemplating the breakdown of seats in the next Indian Parliament. 

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

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

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

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.

Jokowi dan Prabowo masing-masing mengklaim diri sebagai pemenang Pilpres 2014. Bagaimana hal ini bisa terjadi? Diane Zhang menguraikan mengapa sejumlah quick count yang kredibel memenangkan Jokowi, serta apa implikasinya bagi Indonesia ke depan.

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