Posted in: 2019 Indonesian Elections

Talking Indonesia: the 2019 legislative elections

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In Talking Indonesia this week, Charlotte Setijadi chats to analysts Ben Bland and Liam Gammon about the legislative elections, as well as two first time candidates, Rian Ernest, from PSI, and Faldo Maldini, from PAN.

In an economy-focused campaign, how do the candidates’ policies stack up?

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Ahead of the final debate before the election, Dr Asep Suryahadi assesses the key economic promises coming from either side.

Ballots not bullets: former Muslim militants turn to politics in Poso

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Former militia and released terrorists have turned to democratic means to advance their agenda in Central Sulawesi, write Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Irsyad Rafsadie and Siswo Mulyartono.

Never mind Industry 4.0, domestic workers are already being dehumanised

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No need to wait for the fourth industrial revolution, dehumanisation is already a reality for informal domestic workers in Indonesia, writes M. Nur Sholikin.

Partisan players: television and the elections

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Has there been any change in media partisanship since the highly polarised 2014 elections? Hellena Souisa looks at the state of the media ahead of the 2019 polls.

The presidential election: communism vs caliphate?

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Over recent weeks, supporters of both President Joko Widodo and his opponent, Prabowo Subianto, have attempted to frame the contest as an ideological battle between communism and a caliphate. This is far too simplistic, writes Dr Nadirsyah Hosen.

Talking Indonesia: will the 2019 elections be fair?

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Has the Indonesian electoral roll been manipulated? Have the civil service and security forces been mobilised in support of particular candidates? Dr Dave McRae chats to Titi Anggraini and Dr Fritz Edward Siregar about these claims and more in Talking Indonesia.

Oligarchs, money and religion: the Indonesian elections

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Professor Vedi Hadiz offers his take on the Indonesian elections, writing that the long election season has rarely been about contests between outright reformers and outright reactionaries, or between outright secularists and outright Islamists.

Sandiaga Uno: a rival to Jokowi?

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Sandiaga Uno has been the surprise star of the 2019 presidential election campaign. Dr Helen Pausacker profiles the vice presidential candidate and finds he has more in common with Jokowi than any of the other leadership contenders.

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