Posts with tag: Joko Widodo

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.

Prabowo’s challenge: in search of a legal and evidentiary miracle

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The Constitutional Court will begin hearing Prabowo Subianto's challenge to his election loss on 14 June. Professor Simon Butt takes a close look at his application.

The urban poor in the Jakarta riots

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Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr writes that most analyses of the recent Jakarta riots have ignored the social situation on the ground, which provided a fertile environment for the riots to escalate.

Jakarta bruised but Prabowo’s wrecking likely to fail

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Indonesian democracy has taken a beating over the past few days. Dr Dave McRae looks at what could be done to prevent a repeat of this week's events in future elections.

Death by overwork: the complicated case of the Indonesian election

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Indonesian media organisations have reported sensationally on the more than 400 election workers who have died following the 2019 elections. But are these deaths really so questionable? Dr Jesse H. Grayman takes a closer look at the issue.

Is Indonesian democracy still trapped in old-style politics?

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The election is barely over, so it might seem strange to contemplate the next, but the 2019 elections signpost a significant transition that will be evident by the time Indonesia votes again in 2024, writes Donald Greenlees.

Quick counts suggest Jokowi has won. What happens next?

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President Joko Widodo appears to have won, but by a smaller margin than many predicted. Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir argues that preparations for 2024 could be critical for the constellation of power over the next five years.

Talking Indonesia: election 2019 review

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What were the key factors in Jokowi's apparent victory? What were the legislative outcomes? Did irregularities occur? Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Dirk Tomsa and Dr Dave McRae discuss these issues and more in their review of the 2019 elections for Talking Indonesia.

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