Tim Lindsey

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.

Joko Widodo faces a hostile legislature, an overbearing party boss in Megawati Soekarnoputri, and high expectations from civil society.  His selections for his first cabinet reflect these challenges.   Professor Tim Lindsey explains.

The unanimous and unequivocal decision of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court last week has finally brought Indonesia’s presidential election process to a close.  The victory of Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and, his deputy, former vice president,  Jusuf Kalla, is now widely accepted as legitimate, says Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne Law School, Professor Tim Lindsey.

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

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