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Human Rights and the Indonesian Elections

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The focus on human rights in this years election campaign has shifted away from apologies for past abuses to the public seeking improvements to their quality of life writes Vannessa Hearman.  

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. 

Event Recap: 'What Really Happened at the Indonesian polls'

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On Monday April 14, a quartet of Australia's foremost Indonesian experts gave their views on the recent Indonesian legislative elections at a public forum at the Melbourne Law School (link is external). View video and summaries of that event here.

Election Update: The poll, and the next president

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The University of Melbourne's Professor Tim Lindsey talks to the ABC's Phillip Adams (link is external) about the wash-up of last week's election, and why the charismatic favorite 'Jokowi' is still shaping up as the most likely next president after 9 July.

"Don't forget to choose number seven"

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The Democratic Party's (Partai Demokrat, PD) pro-people programs, specifically its assistance for fishermen and education, are the focus of this campaign ad.

The 2014 Indonesian Election: Explaining the Results

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Last week's parlimentary election did not boost the hopes of those seeking reform in Indonesia, argues Dirk Tomsa. This is a summary of his presentation to the University of Melbourne forum "The Indonesian Election: What Really Happened".

Half a century on, victims' voices haunt a democratic Indonesia

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Joko Widodo is seen as the most committed to human rights of Indonesia’s potential leaders, but what priority the next Government will give to dealing with the nation's dark history remains unclear, writes Katharine McGregor and Jemma Purdey.

Why didn't the 'Jokowi Effect' deliver as expected for PDI-P?

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Initial poll results from Indonesia have people questioning the 'Jokowi Effect', writes Dave McRae.

Election Day for the 'selfie' generation

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For many young voters, the pemilu on April 9 was a 'fun activity' full of selfies and cheap coffee, writes Lily Yulianti Farid, who reports on the mood from polling stations across the country.

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