Talking Indonesia: district and provincial elections

About half of Indonesia will go to the polls on 9 December 2015 to elect 260 district leaders and nine governors, the first time that so many of these local elections will take place on the one day. How important are these local elections compared to last year’s national elections? Will reforms aimed at improving the quality of these elections be effective?

 

In this Talking Indonesia podcast episode, I explore these issues with Titi Anggraini, executive director of Jakarta-based nongovernmental organisation Perludem (The Association for Elections and Democracy).

 

Look out for a new Talking Indonesia podcast every fortnight. Catch up on previous episodes here, subscribe via iTunes or listen to the entire Talking Indonesia podcast via Stitcher.

 

Photo by Flickr user Ikhlasul Amal.