Posts with tag: Election

Proposed increased legislative threshold could backfire for its supporters

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Political elites are pushing to raise the legislative threshold again. But they should consider the risks and unintended potential consequences of such a proposal.

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.

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.

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.

Talking Indonesia: 2019 elections - labour and politics

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How will the 2019 elections matter to labour unions, and how can unions influence the result? Dr Dave McRae chats to Professor Michele Ford in Talking Indonesia. Look out for new episodes every week until after the elections on 17 April.

Talking Indonesia: political Islam and political attitudes

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How does support for political Islam correlate with other political attitudes in Indonesia, such as support for decentralisation, choice of a political party, or anti-Chinese sentiment? What are the implications of these correlations for upcoming regional and national elections? Dr Dave McRae explores these issues with Dr Diego Fossati in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

Lukas Enembe: another Papuan problem for Jakarta

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Last month, a photo circulated on social media showing a very uncomfortable Papua Governor Lukas Enembe meeting with senior security officials in Jakarta. Dr Richard Chauvel unpacks the meeting and looks at the tensions between Jakarta and Papua approaching the 2018 regional head and 2019 presidential elections.

A close reading of Ahok's controversial campaign video

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Incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and his running mate, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, have stirred controversy with the release of a pro-diversity campaign video that opponents have accused of being 'anti-Islam'. Dr Helen Pausacker takes a close look at the video that has Ahok's detractors so annoyed.

Prabowo continues his anti-democratic rhetoric

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Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto has raised eyebrows by declaring direct elections a Western import, writes Dave McRae

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