As political campaigns become more slick, the price of party success skyrockets, encouraging corruption. Thomas Reuter explores how this plays out in Indonesia, and suggests some solutions.

With only two candidates in the field, and their running mates and coalitions finally declared, Lily Yulianti Farid provides a formguide to the race to the Presidential Palace. Image: Getty

Favourite Joko Widodo’s run to the Presidential Palace appears to be on track. Professor Tim Lindsey explains why Australians should be hoping that he doesn’t stumble. Photo: Flickr/Danuprimanto https://flic.kr/p/68ZuxP (link is external)

Poor handling of spying revelations and a unilateral ‘stop the boats’ policy have aroused Indonesian ire. Icy relations seem set to endure with PM Abbott’s decision not to go to Bali. Tim Lindsey explains.

Indonesia’s politically ambitious media moguls have not been shy of exploiting their platforms and connections in their own interests. But audiences – and voters – are not amused. Lily Yulianti Farid.

This Golkar Party policy advertisement pledges priority and investment in improving education for Indonesian children.

Presidential frontrunner ‘Jokowi’ is urging a “mental revolution” to a more optimistic, self-sustaining, self-believing Indonesia, invoking the language and ideas of the Sukarno era, observes Katharine McGregor.

Indonesians are among the most enthusiastic users of social media in the world, and their tweets and posts are having a powerful effect on the 2014 election. But candidates seduced by virtual campaigning still risk losing critical constituencies, argues Ismail Fahmi

Del Irani from the ABC Australia Network program #talkaboutit (link is external) spent time at the University of Melbourne in mid-April talking with students about their views on the Indonesian elections.

The PDI-P has successfully wooed voters with a pitch capitalising on national pride in “The Great Indonesia”. Lily Yulianti Farid summarises its policies.

The biggest surprise of the Indonesian poll was not, Ucu Martanto argues, the muted ‘Jokowi’ factor, but the large increase in voter turnout.

Partai Golkar (link is external) has advocated for greater economic development this election season, writes Lily Farid