Indonesian Elections

Will Jokowi pull off a three-peat?
Will Jokowi pull off a three-peat?
On 13 August, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, granted an audience to Bambang Soesatyo, Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), to discuss…
Commentary
Indonesia's Jokowi turns politics into a family business
One-time furniture maker who fought his way to the top was meant to be different. Originally published in Nikkei Asia.
Indonesia: don’t over-react to Jakarta violence
Indonesia: don’t over-react to Jakarta violence
Images of rioting by supporters of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta have been beamed around the world this week, tainting what was otherwise a free,…
Indonesia’s elections: the foreign policy challenges that await
Indonesia’s elections: the foreign policy challenges that await
Indonesia’s national leaders and politicians have mostly paid more attention to domestic issues for the country’s upcoming general elections compared to regional and global…
Even if Prabowo loses, Sandiaga Uno will win in Indonesia’s election
Even if Prabowo loses, Sandiaga Uno will win in Indonesia’s election
As Indonesians go to the polls on Wednesday, questions have arisen around the business interests of the man who could be their next vice president. The youngest among the…
‘No thoughts about apologising’: Indonesia and the 1965­–66 killings
‘No thoughts about apologising’: Indonesia and the 1965­–66 killings
In January, during Indonesia’s first presidential debate in the lead up to the Indonesian election next week on 17 April, Indonesian president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo proclaimed…
Jokowi’s cute political ploy has become a campaign sensation
Jokowi’s cute political ploy has become a campaign sensation
With a week left until Indonesia’s presidential election, polls are tightening and huge mass rallies show the 193 million voters keen to have their say. For incumbent Joko Widodo,…
Politics in Indonesia: Resilient elections, defective democracy
Analyses
Politics in Indonesia: Resilient elections, defective democracy
The pressures on Indonesian democracy are not likely to abate under a second-term Jokowi or a Prabowo presidency
Indonesia: look beyond quotas for gender representation
Indonesia: look beyond quotas for gender representation
How can we address the profound gender disparity that afflicts the vast majority of the world’s parliaments? Fewer than 10 countries are close to parity between men and women in…
Indonesia: policy missing in talk of politics
Indonesia: policy missing in talk of politics
Indonesia’s second presidential debate might be a source of amusement for many Indonesian voters, thanks to the colourful exchange between the incumbent Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and…