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.

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.

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.

Over the howls of rival Prabowo's extraordinary protests, 'Jokowi' has secured the presidency by over 8 million votes in the official count. 

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".

 

Professor Tim Lindsey analyses the election results with ABC Radio's The World Today,  CNBC Asia and Bloomberg and discusses what comes next for Jokowi.

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. 

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