A new President, a changed Indonesia

Friday 11th, July. 6:50am

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged the two candidates in Wednesday’s disputed presidential election to keep their supporters in check until all votes are counted.

Early polling has shown Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo with a 4.5 percentage point lead over former army chief Prabowo Subianto.

Professor Tim Lindsey spoke to ABC Radio National Breakfast. (Courtesy RN Breakfast)

 

Thursday 10th, July. 1pm
Despite both Indonesian Presidential candidates have claimed victory in yesterday’s poll, Professor Tim Lindsey told Bloomberg TV that it was more likely that Joko Widodo had won. 

While he will most likely take power before the end of the month, Professor Lindsey told the On The Move Asia program that Jokowi already faces a number of challenges.

 

Wednesday 9th, July. 11am
The prevailing wisdom regarding the next Indonesian President has been that neither of the two rival candidates would be as friendly to Australia as the outgoing President Yudhoyono.

Asia Institute analyst Dr Dave McRae has previously argued that’s too pessimistic.

And while a Widodo win would initially produce uncertainty (after a decade dealing with SBY) Dr McRae told ABC TV’s The World his victory is a much better outcome for regional relations.

 

Wednesday 9th, July. 10pm

As the early results signalled that Joko Widodo would be the next President of Indonesia, Professor Tim Lindsey discussed the campaign – and what comes next – with Phillip Adams on Radio National’s Late Night Live program.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 9th, July. 7:13pm


 

Wednesday 9th, July. 6pm
What happens now? Professor Tim Lindsey appeared on ABC TV’s The Drum to provide a preview of what’s to come.

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Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the University of Melbourne.