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Talking Indonesia: democracy under threat

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With the elections set to deliver a new government and new president next year, what must be done to halt further damage to Indonesia’s democracy and rule of law? What are the risks if it fails to do so? In this week's episode Jemma Purdey chats with Professor Jimly Asshiddiqie, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Indonesia and a member of Indonesia’s senate, the Regional Representatives Assembly.
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The fight for Nahdlatul Ulama in 2024

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As Indonesia prepares for the 2024 general elections, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) – the nation's largest religious organisation – finds itself in at the centre of a political tug of war as presidential candidates and political parties actively jostle for its endorsement. NU’s leaders need to keep in mind that competition for NU’s endorsement has the potential to influence not only the country's political landscape, but also the organisation itself.
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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…

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.

Football World Cup: has a hard line on Israel undermined Indonesian soft power?

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A lot has been said about Fifa's decision to replace Indonesia as the host of the Under-20 World Cup. Here Ario Bimo Utomo takes a look at the impact of the decision on Indonesian soft power.

Talking Indonesia: Reformasi ongoing?

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How does one of the long-time observers of Indonesia view the quality of the country's democracy? Tito Ambyo chats to Kevin O'Rourke in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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