President Joko Widodo could lose civil society support over his failure to defend the Corruption Eradication Commission from attacks from the police, write Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt.

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.

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.

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.

Indonesian voters are looking for parties that can deliver clean governance, lower corruption and address popular welfare issues, said Tim Lindsey in an interview with ABC News 24 yesterday (link is external).

Indonesia has had a series of minority governments since the fall of Soeharto in 1998, but former President Megawati Soekarnoputri’s party, PDI-P, might just emerge from tomorrow’s legislative elections closer…