Talking Indonesia: election 2019 review

In the final episode in the Election 2019 series, the Talking Indonesia team looks back over the presidential and legislative polls. What were the key factors in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s apparent victory? What can we expect after Prabowo Subianto’s claims of victory, despite all reputable quick counts showing him to have lost the election by a clear margin? What were the legislative outcomes? Did irregularities occur? Will Indonesia continue to hold the presidential and legislative elections on the same day in the future? Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Dirk Tomsa and Dr Dave McRae discuss these issues and more.


The Talking Indonesia podcast is co-hosted by Dr Dave McRae from the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, Dr Jemma Purdey from Deakin University, Dr Charlotte Setijadi from the Singapore Management University and Dr Dirk Tomsa from La Trobe University.


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Photo by Dave McRae.


Dave McRae is a Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He is also an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.

Dirk Tomsa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University.

Dr Jemma Purdey is Research Fellow at Monash University in the Faculty of Arts and the Australia Indonesia Centre. She is the author of Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia 1996-1999, published by NUS Press.