Posted in: Elections

Talking Indonesia: getting elected

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What are the keys to winning local elections? Do party coalitions shape candidates' chances of winning, or the way that they govern if they are successful? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Adrianus Hendrawan about these issues and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Sara Djojo back on track to take over Gerindra

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Rahayu Saraswati (Sara) Djojohadikusumo's political fortunes are back on the rise, following her surprise loss in the 2019 elections. Dr Jemma Purdey profiles the woman tipped to become the next leader of Gerindra.

Dynastic politics: Indonesia’s new normal

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More than 100 dynastic politicians are set to compete in the 2020 regional head elections. Yoes C Kenawas examines the roots of the problem and what can be done about it.

Local politics, Pilkada and the pandemic

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Can Indonesia hold elections for regional heads in December without leading to a spike in Covid-19 infections, or opening the floodgates to vote buying? Dr Mada Sukmajati examines the risks.

Best of 2019: Talking Indonesia

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2019 was a big year for Talking Indonesia. Here we present the 10 episodes that were most popular with podcast subscribers over the past year.

When is a tadpole like a bat? The riddle of Indonesia’s vanishing political divide

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As former arch-rivals Jokowi and Prabowo team up, Airlangga Pribadi Kusman asks how different their positions were to begin with.

Should (and could) Indonesia go back to separate legislative and presidential elections?

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Professor Simon Butt examines key legal issues associated with Indonesia's first simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.

Talking Indonesia: the Constitutional Court and elections

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How has the Constitutional Court shaped Indonesia's electoral systems? What were its main considerations in ruling on Prabowo's challenge to the 2019 election result? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Professor Simon Butt in Talking Indonesia.

Power for sale: Religious Affairs scandal just scratching the surface

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Despite an ongoing battle for reform, corruption runs rampant in Indonesia’s civil service, writes Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan.

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