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"Education is a key to success"

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This Golkar Party policy advertisement pledges priority and investment in improving education for Indonesian children.

Echo of history in Jokowi's 'mental revolution'

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Presidential frontrunner 'Jokowi' is urging a "mental revolution" to a more optimistic, self-sustaining, self-believing Indonesia, invoking the language and ideas of the Sukarno era, observes Katharine McGregor.

Indonesian Twitterati potent - but mind the digital divide

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Indonesians are among the most enthusiastic users of social media in the world, and their tweets and posts are having a powerful effect on the 2014 election. But candidates seduced by virtual campaigning still risk losing critical constituencies, argues Ismail Fahmi

#TalkAboutIt: what Indonesian students think of the elections

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Del Irani from the ABC Australia Network program #talkaboutit (link is external) spent time at the University of Melbourne in mid-April talking with students about their views on the Indonesian elections.

Campaign Policy: PDI-P

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The PDI-P has successfully wooed voters with a pitch capitalising on national pride in "The Great Indonesia". Lily Yulianti Farid summarises its policies.

Ticking the box and turning the tide on 'golput' protest

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The biggest surprise of the Indonesian poll was not, Ucu Martanto argues, the muted 'Jokowi' factor, but the large increase in voter turnout.

Campaign Policy: Golkar

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Partai Golkar (link is external) has advocated for greater economic development this election season, writes Lily Farid

Money politics: Paying the price for campaign success

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The Gerindra party's strong showing in last week's poll was largely bankrolled by Prabowo Subianto's family coffers. Thomas Reuter explores alternatives for funding future campaigns.

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