Category: 2014 Indonesian Elections

With Joko Widodo’s inauguration ceremony for his second term just days away, Dr Dirk Tomsa looks at the health of the polling industry following the highly polarised 2019 elections.

For several days after the 2014 election, both Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto claimed victory on the basis of differing quick count results. Could Indonesia see a similar debacle in 2019? Dr Dirk Tomsa has been monitoring developments in the polling sector.

With the 2019 elections fast approaching, Dr Teguh Dartanto presents results from a recent research paper suggesting that in the 2014 Presidential Election, voters in villages with good economic conditions were more likely to vote for Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

More than a year has now passed since Prabowo Subianto lost the 2014 Presidential Election to Joko Widodo. Dr Jemma Purdey looks at what the leader of Gerindra and his Red and White Coalition have been up to since.

Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the ABC’s Beverley O’Connor about the significance of last year’s elections and the obstacles President Joko Widodo is likely to face as he seeks to implement his reform program.

Joko Widodo faces a hostile legislature, an overbearing party boss in Megawati Soekarnoputri, and high expectations from civil society.  His selections for his first cabinet reflect these challenges.   Professor Tim Lindsey explains.

The unanimous and unequivocal decision of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court last week has finally brought Indonesia’s presidential election process to a close.  The victory of Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and, his deputy, former vice president,  Jusuf Kalla, is now widely accepted as legitimate, says Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne Law School, Professor Tim Lindsey.

Many influential Indonesians perceive Australia as arrogant. Overcoming this is an immediate challenge, and reminds us much depends on how Australia handles bilateral relations under a new president, says Dave McRae. Image: Getty

Joko Widodo will take his place as President of Indonesia on 20 October. Dave McRae looks ahead to what Indonesia, Australia and the world might expect expect from his Presidency. Image: Getty

This bilingual spoof of the recent presidential debates gives a glimpse of the attitudes of the young generation of voters who got Jokowi over the line.

Over the howls of rival Prabowo’s extraordinary protests, ‘Jokowi’ has secured the presidency by over 8 million votes in the official count.

Religion played an unprecedented role in the 2014 Indonesian election campaign. Ahmad Imam Mujadid Rais explores how and why faith became a political weapon, and ponders the implications.