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The Hunger Games: Indonesia’s problematic electoral system will continue in 2024

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Electoral processes are inherently competitive. But can a democratic system be too competitive? Indonesia’s current open list electoral system not only requires candidates to compete against candidates from different political parties – but also those from their own party.

Who is Ganjar Pranowo?

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Megawati Soekarnoputri and Joko Widodo were both present at the announcement of Ganjar Pranowo's presidential candidacy on 21 April. But that doesn't mean the PDI-P team are united.
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Islam and the 2024 presidential election: moving towards a consensus candidate?

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The Defending Islam rallies in 2016 and 2017 and the very polarising Indonesian presidential election of 2019 suggest the role of Islam in the 2024 election will be more significant than ever. But how will Muslims vote on election day?

Corruption investigations unlikely to disrupt Anies Baswedan’s campaign

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With the 2024 Indonesian presidential election looming, credible surveys project three front-runner candidates. The first, Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo, represents the status quo and is supported by the Indonesian Democratic Party…

Talking Indonesia: Gen Z voters

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Generation Z will vote in their first general elections in 2024. How will they vote? Tito Ambyo sits down with Abigail Limuria and Dharmadji Suradika from Bijak Memilih, a website helping young people understand Indonesia's political landscape.

Why vice presidents matter in Indonesia - especially in 2024

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The intense speculation and fanfare surrounding presidential nominations can leave the vice presidential role looking like an afterthought. But vice presidential nominations have historically had a major influence on presidential campaigns - and 2024 will be no different.

Village head elections: from money politics to political dynasties

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A recent proposal to extend the terms of village heads is unlikely to resolve the problems with village head elections.

Talking Indonesia: acting regional heads

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Who are the interim regional leaders appointed by Jakarta to fill the gap before national elections in 2024? How will they rule? Dr Jacqui Baker chats to Dr Ian Wilson in Talking Indonesia.

2024 election shaping up as a four-horse race, as elite manoeuvring intensifies

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The 2024 presidential race is already heating up. Who are the main contenders, and which party coalitions might back them?

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