Posted in: Elections

To achieve real representation, women need more power in political parties

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In the legislative election on Wednesday, 40% of candidates will be women. Julia Ikasarana and Mia Novitasari take a closer look at the state of women’s representation in Indonesian politics.

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.

Talking Indonesia: 100th episode – election preview

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Join Dr Dave McRae, Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Charlotte Setijadi and Dr Dirk Tomsa as they celebrate the Talking Indonesia podcast's 100th episode. The co-hosts revisit some of the major themes of the first 99 episodes, and look at how these issues will affect the 2019 elections.

In defence of Indonesia’s dull presidential debates

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The first three leadership debates have been derided as 'uninteresting, stiff and scripted'. But Yoes C Kenawas writes that despite their weaknesses, the debates are important rituals for maintaining Indonesian democracy.

Talking Indonesia: election 2019 - opinion polling

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Why has Jokowi been able to maintain his lead in the polls so easily? What obstacles has the Prabowo campaign faced so far? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these and other questions with Dr Djayadi Hanan in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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