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

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

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

Social media has been pivotal in this campaign, and is today being enlisted by worried citizens to try to expose fraud at the ballot box. Lily Yulianti Farid tracks a net-citizens’ movement.

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.

Prabowo is the more worldly traveller, but Jokowi is more vocal on foreign relations. Colin Brown analyses the implications for the wider world of this week’s poll.

In this, the first of a series of papers from the Electionwatch/CILIS 2 July seminar, Jemma Purdey explores the carefully pitched strategy behind Prabowo and his Gerindra party.

Picture: Muhammad Nur Abdurrahman 

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

With the result too close to call, it’s is all down to the momentum the rival candidates can summon up in the home stretch. Lily Yulianti Farid summarises the latest polls.

With the result too close to call, it’s is all down to the momentum the rival candidates can summon up in the home stretch. Lily Yulianti Farid summarises the latest polls.

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

With the Indonesian election imminent and the Narendra Modi-led Government installed in India, significant shifts in power and policy loom in the region. What does this mean for Australia? Sally Warhaft at The Wheeler Centre talks to Electionwatch specialists Tim Lindsey and Pradeep Taneja.